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Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

764 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002)
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Photo of nicholas2121
4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Christmas Ale brewed by Breckenridge Brewery with an ABV of 7.40% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice light brown head. The smell is rich with flavor and grains. You also pick up on some spices in the smell. Christmas Ale is a really inviting brew. The taste is bold with flavor you pick up on the grains and malts in this brew. This brew has a nice balance to it, there is nothing over powering in this brew. The aftertaste is nice with a burnt caramel taste. You don't notice the high ABV in this brew. The mouthfeel is rich and filling. Christmas Ale is smooth but bold tasting brew. This was better than what I was expecting. I would buy this brew again. Over all I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5.

nicholas2121, Friday at 04:40 AM
Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a one 1/2 finger thick light tan mildly porous head, secular yet solid lacing, and rather dark clear amber body. A "nice&toasty" appearance,if you will.


The aroma here is pretty strong with "winter spice". I can't personally place my fingers on what exactly they are, but they compliment the higher abv of this brew.

The taste is pretty identical for the most part. I can also detect a singed caramel attribute, too.

Mouthfeel is slightly thicker and has got a bold alcohol note. Got a snow shovel?hahahaha

Overall a 4.25 for Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery. I copped a case of this this the day my local grocer that's got a decent craft selection got it shipped in, so I'm glad I got a fairly decently fresh six pack. I will probably buy this brew again.

Caveworm, Friday at 04:28 AM
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

lance-amols, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +14.3%

This is a good winter seasonal. Had it on tap at the brewpub with some barbecue and was pretty darn happy. It's a little higher alcohol than some winter beers, but not so much that it knocks you out after one or two. Not as intensely flavored as some others of this style, and a bit subtle, but if that's what you like then give this a try.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

DuffDadddy, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Moose90, Sep 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

mrzazz, Sep 09, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +9.7%

OctoberNexus, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

SO GOOD!

Hatebreed1911, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow, brown, and amber in color and has a faint amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that faded away, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts and holiday spices are present in the nose—allspice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste seems to follow the smell, except that there are additional hints of caramel and a slight amount of of bitterness. Hints of sweetness and toffee become noticeable once the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink and has subtle hints of Christmas spices. I wish that the spices could have been stronger, but this might not be a bad choice for people that want subtle hints of spices and not something that is overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

cfrobrew, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Boone757, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

dannyfayy, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

glass_house, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

duds4suds, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Bpc24, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Mebuzzard, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Canada_Dan, Jun 30, 2014
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Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.