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Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

817 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 54 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

supermodified, Dec 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Revenant, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Zanico, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

zbooks, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

NeverSettle, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ctrevino, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Tallon05, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark copper/tan brown. Minor 1/8 inch head, minor lacing.

Smell - Fruity hops, some added sugars, malts, a little mix of chocolate, cinnamon and toffee.

Taste - Sweet caramel and toffee notes upfront with some added spices and some hops. Some apple and cinnamon come out along with some bready/buttery malts. Some alcohol warm in the finish. A little bit of dark fruits and cherry is mixed in as well.

Mouthfeel - Malts caot tounge, along with some hops and spices. Palate gets more malts and fruits, along with some spices and added sugars. The aftertaste is malty, fruity and warm.

Overall - Average, not terrible but many better beers of this style out there. Needs some more flavor, too weak fruit wise. Malts are good and bold but not balanced very well. Nothing i need to ever try again.

wvsabbath, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of stewart124
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange to mahogany with a nice lacing.

Breast/toasty note in the nose with some caramel.

Breast and chewy but it is a medium mouthfeel. Some decent spicy bitterness but this a malt forward beer. Lots of caramel and a nice figgy character. A very solid winter warmer.

stewart124, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

TEAMHOLT, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber/mahogany color with a fingers worth of tan head that leaves a wall of lacing that follows the beer all the way to the end of the glass

S: Has some solid caramel and chocolate malt notes with a very light spice note as well

T: Follows the nose. Some good maltiness that brings the caramel and chocolate notes, with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon as well as breadiness towards the back end

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Chewy and smooth

O: A solid Christmas ale with very nice malt flavors and not too much spice. Definitely preferable to over-spiced winter beers, thats for sure. This one will definitely warm you up on a cold winter night

BEERMILER12, Dec 07, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It pours a dark chestnut with some amber hues and a head about a finger thick that is smooth in texture.

Aroma: Clove, allspice, caramel malts that have lots of breadiness to them. Faint cinnamon, a little bit of apple.

Taste: Caramel malts in the front, clove, cinnamon that's quite faint, light citrus hops with a light crispness. Allspice in the tail end and a bready finish.

Notes: A decent and drinkable Winter Warmer. Cheers.

horshack7, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

dadams001, Dec 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Navalartichoke, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

cwd, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

jminch, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bring on the winter warmers. Oddly enough, I haven't reviewed too many examples in quite a while.

Burgundy with a frothy white head that fades along the sides of the glass. Nothing interesting to note here.

Sweet with some caramel notes. Very little if any spice. I'm not sure what it's supposed to be?
Solid otherwise.

Lingering sweetness and caramel make up the mouthfeel.

A simple, unpretentious example of the style. At least it's not overloaded with spice.

Brad007, Dec 03, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Very fruitcake like, nutmeg, brown sugar, dark fruits

L: Very dark crimson red, white head that dissipates.

T: Big dark fruits up front with some holiday spices. Low bitterness with slightly sweet caramel malt. Slight fruitcake like spiciness with some dark fruits near the finish. A burnt toffee like finish.

M: Medium thin body, medium carbonation.

Not bad for a light X-mas ale. The spicing is pretty high in this beer, but nice to have every once in a while.

bum732, Dec 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DrIPA, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

skaboom420, Dec 02, 2012
Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.