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Holidale - Breckenridge Brewery

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale aged in whiskey barrels. Contacted the brewery on Facebook and they confirmed that it is their Christmas Ale aged in Stranahan's Whiskey barrels.

Bottles individually numbered. Only 480 bottles made.

(Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-31-2012)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zkman87, Jan 11, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep maroonish with a dirty cream head. Aroma starts off with the whiskey, it transitions into the sweet, semi spicy beer offering a nice breadiness, some nuttiness, maybe a touch of some spice, and a nice vanilla finish. All malt, no hops. A medium bodied, somwhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I was really impressed with this beer. I went in not expecting much based on my usual experiences with Breck Brewery but came away very pleased. Now I might have to give their regular Christmas Ale a shot.

denver10, Jan 09, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A hard pour in a glass gave me a lot of head that shrank to a nice even coating that was a bit more then just a thin layer. Burnt orange reddish color. Very little noticible carbonation rising from the bottlom of the glass. Almost no lacing left in the glass but the top of the liquid keeps a nice coating on top of it.

S - Bready notes but not much of that even.

T - Spicy notes. It took a few sips to detect any of the whiskey notes. Very faint. Not as strong as the Well Built ESB. It at times gives more of the oak then the whiskey. The hop bitterness is also subtle, becoming more noticible as I drink. But the matls are what runs this beer.

M - Very smooth and drinkable, just as their Christmas Ale is.

O - Don't know how long it sat in the whiskey barrels but it doesn't seem to have that much. Tastes almost just like regular Christmas Ale but every so often a bit of the whiskey aging tries to pop up. Nice experiment but needs more next time. Maybe pass the whiskey and just go for a longer oak barrel.

JMBSH, Dec 31, 2012
Holidale from Breckenridge Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.