Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by Atlas1:
3.9/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
T'is the season for winter warmers and Xmas ales.
Pours a dark amber brown color with hues of red and burnt orange. Smallish head on top with a trace amount of lace drizzled on the glass as the beer recedes. The nose is rich and malty, with notes of vanilla, cake batter, fig, and assorted spices. A nice aroma all around. The taste also contains some cake batter flavoring. Other flavors include maple, fig, brown sugar, faint peach, plum, and dark cherry in the finish. Nutty as well. It's a busy beer, but it tastes nice and rich, like a winter warmer should. Mouthfeel is thiner than I would have expected.
At 7.4% ABV, I would have expected a slightly boozier brew, but this is rather refreshing. It has a fruit cake quality to it, but it's not heavy like a fruit cake. Perhaps not the best example of the style, but worth trying for fans of the genre.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 00:51:05 | More by Atlas1
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4.83/5 rDev +38%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Seasonal beers are definitely not my thing but if anything out beats the crown vally imperial pumpkin in the seasonal category it's this Christmas ale by Breckenridge it's absolutely amazing the taste is great very flavorful it has a nice color and it is a beer that you could drink at anytime I've even seen it come in mini kegs and that's bad ass around Christmas you would be insane to not pick this up if you see it
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2014 03:13:25 | More by nbaradel443
Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.