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Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Christmas AleChristmas Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

746 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | 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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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-22-2012 23:45:51 | More by DrFunkenstein
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-22-2012 05:33:30 | More by RDW
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tln13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-17-2012 02:20:53 | More by tln13
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, spices, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel, spices, figs and dark fruit. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with background flavors of chocolate and smokiness. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings a little balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, there is some complexity to it but overall it’s just a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 23:58:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-04-2012 19:04:12 | More by MumboJumbo
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2012 19:00:27 | More by sweisel80
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deonreds

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-18-2012 05:42:08 | More by deonreds
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ardy007

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-18-2012 00:17:42 | More by ardy007
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-17-2012 17:16:38 | More by ScottyC54
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-12-2012 02:27:43 | More by poppyjohn
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a dark orange amber with a 1 finger bubbly white head. Head didn't last long at all. Aroma was of sour fruit, with a bit of alcohol if you got up close. A very small touch of sweetness. Taste was sweet to finish, but started off with very mild and well balanced. A hint of spice, but also traces of a chocolate. Interesting, but very mellow flavors. A bit under stated. Intensified the longer it sat. Felt good in the mouth, coated well with the right amount of carbonation. Not a bad winter warmer, just a bit more subtle than I normally expect.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:15:42 | More by mountdew1
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wells9uk

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-09-2012 00:39:59 | More by wells9uk
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-08-2012 06:36:20 | More by OldTime
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RWMIT

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-04-2012 19:21:29 | More by RWMIT
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-03-2012 23:07:58 | More by Hanzo
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Fallingonwater10

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2012 22:12:05 | More by Fallingonwater10
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fatstan

Indiana

1/5  rDev -71.4%

02-18-2012 23:28:14 | More by fatstan
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-16-2012 05:43:57 | More by Cramerican
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is an extremely subtle beer compared to most Christmas Ales. There is a very big and distinctive malt taste with hints of spices.

The aroma also has a hint of spices and maybe slight chocolate. While not a bad beer, this is underwhelming compared to most Christmas Ales and seasonals out there.

The carbonation level is also too high for this style and there isn't much going on beyond the the malt backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 04:12:08 | More by JohnnyMc
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark burnt orange/reddish hue body with a medium sized foamy beige head that has decent lasting power. Aroma of wet bread, some burnt caramel, and yeast. The flavor is basically malts with some notes of gingerbread, caramel, toast, and some light fruit rinds. I was disappointed as I expected more spices and maybe creaminess as well The body has a medium mothfeel and lighter carboantion but a sort of slimy feel as it coats your mouth. Wanted more out of this one after a long search for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 20:39:48 | More by CuriousMonk
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maryd837

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.9%

02-07-2012 06:48:50 | More by maryd837
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-06-2012 21:25:58 | More by LJWalker
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-01-2012 15:59:57 | More by Kahlerbock
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A- Pours a Dark ruby with a thick white frothy head that lingers.

S- Smell reminded me right of the bat of an old ale. Fruity notes coalesce with hints of hops and barley. Smells somewhat like strawberries.

T- Tastes is malty and sweet. Very sweet, with a hint of hops near the end. You can taste the earthy barley notes. Hints of rhubarb and strawberries along with citrisy orange notes that hit you at the end. Strong carmaley malty overtones at the beginning.

M- Thick but clean. smooth on the tongue and mouth.

Overall a very good winter warmer very reminiscent of an Old Ale. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 08:43:58 | More by Zachtheporter
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jtd335

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-31-2012 17:01:10 | More by jtd335
Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.