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Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Christmas AleChristmas Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

920 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Breckenridge Xmas ale is ok....the beer poured ruby amber with thin slightly offwhite head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries slight lactose and some spices. The taste is bitter thou the draw and a funky after taste. The body is medium with decent carbonation. Overall....its ok...

Photo of Scramscram
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattGrimley
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Your basic Christmas ale nothing special but drinkable

Photo of BeerCrack
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martelljw2
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of etreesh
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of drunkciclista
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Chaz
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear brown-amber in color, topped with a tan head. Nice looking beer overall.

Nose is fairly neutral and malty, but with a hint of spicy hops, and a little bit of warming alcohol.

"Apple" is my first impression. It tastes like a ripe apple dipped in a spicy, boozy caramel sauce. Hop use is -by today's standards- minimal, but appropriate or the style, and this beer straddles the lines (which often blur between winter warmer / Old Ale / traditional British barley wine) very adeptly.

It's been a while since I've had this (ten years already?), but this one is as good for the style as I remember it being.

Body and mouthfeel are both very good. It's not too thin, it's not too boozy-hot, it is easily-drinkable, and is probably dangerously-drinkable at this strength. So it's a very good sipper

Definitely worth re-visiting.

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.48/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Kayla_Lauren11
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

This brew pours a brown color with red highlights when held up to the light. There is a small off white head which does not last long with moderate lacing.

The smell is mostly sweet malts along with some nuts and floral hops.

The taste follows the nose with a rich sweet malt body, followed by a nutty taste then a cherry taste. There is a nice hop finish, slightly spicy hops. Just a hint of alcohol leaks through. The mouthfeel is thick and bready.

Overall this is a decent winter warmer; it is worth a try.

Photo of Gloa99
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Deanc
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of icecubeeater
2/5  rDev -43%

maybe I'm just uncultured but it tastes like a christmas tree

Photo of HardyA
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%

Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.