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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter

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1,686 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 227
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!

38 IBU

(Beer added by: zerk on 12-06-2002)
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sgoro

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-15-2011 15:59:01 | More by sgoro
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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-16-2011 03:08:12 | More by oline73
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bstyle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-16-2011 06:24:45 | More by bstyle
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-05-2012 13:24:58 | More by csustar001
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meathookjones

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was from a 22oz bottle. After finally seeing this in a store in the area I decided to pick up a few. This pours out with a pitch-black body with a tall tan head that slowly rising from the bubbles beneath the surface. The head is still a good size even after I drank the whole glass and all the while putting huge clumps of frothy foam around the glass. This is just perfect to look at it really gets the mouth watering. Aroma is a malty mix of chocolate and caramel with strong roasted coffee presence. Wow the hops are just as strong here with notes of earthy and floral hops coming through all that malt. This is quite a bit to take in and I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first but it is amazing. The taste is an amazing blend of fresh hops and chocolate malt with both coming on strong. It took me a while to really take this all in but damn this is good. The hops cut though the strong malt to make themselves known and add a wonderful contrast. Flavor ends on a lingering earthy bitter note. Mouthfeel is about full and quite coating that makes the taste stick with you. This is something I could drink all day, huge malts, huge hops and it blends together wonderfully. Simple amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2004 21:43:14 | More by meathookjones
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.8%

03-09-2013 20:57:26 | More by bostonryan
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eroc360

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-21-2011 09:18:56 | More by eroc360
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DangerDawg

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-18-2011 19:45:48 | More by DangerDawg
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-14-2011 15:43:49 | More by Kaydogg
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angrywolf

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown color with a bubbly mocha head.

S: Smells of chocolate, molasses, coffee and pine.

T: Similar to the smell: starts of of chocolate roasted malts, coffee notes, a slight sweet taste probably coming from the Mexican sugar and finishes with a pleasantly bitter taste from the hops to balance it all out. There is no question that this is a hoppy porter, which is not surprising considering this is a Three Floyds brew.

M: Thin to medium-bodied, on par with most porters. Perfect carbonation.

O: This is one of my favorite porters. The roasted malts balance out the hoppiness of this beer just perfectly. I love that this beer is full of big flavors and its ABV is only 6%

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 22:10:01 | More by angrywolf
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-04-2011 21:08:31 | More by nathanjohnson
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forummember

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-29-2011 00:04:51 | More by forummember
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evoljetta

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-14-2011 13:17:31 | More by evoljetta
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased from my local Shop Qwik, I've downed 6 or 7 of these already, I better write up a review on one of these before it's all gone.

Appearance - a vigorous pour gets a moderate head, mocha in color. Thick with good retention and lace. The beer is very dark and lets just a little light through its deep garnet body.

Aroma - strong and piny, mixed with a dark chocolate and roasted malts. A perfect aroma for the holidays.

Taste - everything seems to hit my palate at once. Malts, chocolate, coffee, and of course, a fabulous hop presence that is piny but not overly bitter. The hops stay the course while the other flavors subside. This beer I can best describe as my interpretation of liquid Christmas Tree, bringing joy to all who partake. From the first sniff to the final swallow, it is delicious. Regardless of how much I drink, the empty glass is still like December 26th, always a bit of a letdown but ever mindful that New Year's Eve is but a handful of days hence... :-)

Mouthfeel - the plentiful malts and generous hops give this a heavy, sturdy feel. The rich flavors are kept festive with some moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - are you kidding? I think I spent $100 on Alpha Klaus this year, it's dreadfully delicious. If my refund gets here in time, I may deplete Jungle Jim's of their remaining stock!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2005 20:29:05 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

01-02-2013 14:56:31 | More by creepinjeeper
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fergster75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-28-2011 02:13:31 | More by fergster75
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RTrain12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-27-2011 16:21:33 | More by RTrain12
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Ak555667

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-18-2013 13:54:56 | More by Ak555667
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-01-2011 10:01:00 | More by HopsMatt
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mcorwin

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-20-2011 07:52:43 | More by mcorwin
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-12-2011 03:29:58 | More by mouth7
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent beer. Pours dark mahogany and opaque. Vanilla and sweet oak on the nose. Mouthfeel & Taste is perfect. Just enough body and full of flavor. This sample had been in the fridge for quite a long time which could of added some mellowness. Excellent overall and a beer I could drink all day long, even on a hot summer day!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 00:36:47 | More by pezoids
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-13-2011 22:52:10 | More by spycow
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.