Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
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Reviews by RoyalT:
3.68/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance – This is a kind of cruddy-looking, dull dark brown in color with a surprisingly white head that came up nicely.
Smell – The roasted malts are sharp here at the nose and a bit burnt. There’s a nice sweet balance as well that is a little like raw sugar. I do get a bitter hop aroma as well so overall this one is well-balanced.
Taste – I got some spice at the taste that I missed at the smell. The roasty malts step back from the nose and the sugar is more cola-flavored than anything else. I like the idea of a hop balance in this style but here it only served to dilute the malt base which was overmatched in the first place.
Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied with very light carbonation in keeping with the style.
Drinkability – I enjoyed this more than it sounds. I was expecting something a bit more substantial and this turned out to be a session beer which OK isn’t all that bad.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2011 23:23:10 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
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 746 ratings.