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Gift Of The Magi - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

671 Ratings
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 52
Gots: 104 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-10-2007

It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our beer to celebrate the holiday season.
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Ratings: 671 | Reviews: 302
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Drank during tailgate party during the Rose Bowl pregame on 01/01/2015. GO DUCKS!!!

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Gift Of The Magi from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.