1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cascadian Christmas Ale - Lafayette Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Cascadian Christmas Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

2 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 2.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lafayette Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: salvo on 12-04-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of salvo
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cascadian Christmas Ale is becoming an annual Christmas release for LBC. It's a big warming malty beer with orange, citrus, and spices over a very dark -- deep brown to almost black -- translucent malty beer. Huge hops over the top of the dark malt. Mouthfeel is medium: almost too light for the style. As the beer warms, tannins and that oh-so-colorfully described volatile thiol emerge that lends a little feline quality.

Hugely improved from last year's Christmas ale with a big, bitter hop and astringent ending.

From LBC's description:
"We’ve got a very special Cascadian Christmas Ale that will feature a solid base of IdaPils, crystal and de-husked carafa malts along with generous doses of a couple of classic American hops: Cascade and Chinook. We’ll be upping the citrus quotient of this brew with additions of sweet orange peel, bitter orange peel, lemon peel and toasted whole coriander and then wrap the whole thing up with dry hop doses of Cascade and Chinook hops."

salvo, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of HappyHourHero
4/5  rDev +2.8%

HappyHourHero, Dec 14, 2011
Cascadian Christmas Ale from Lafayette Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.