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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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1,682 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,682
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 226
Gots: 215 | 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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mattvandyk

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2013 20:06:42 | More by mattvandyk
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nguasta2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-16-2011 11:38:36 | More by pixieskid
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tmarretti

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-16-2014 02:01:14 | More by tmarretti
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-09-2013 05:42:25 | More by Auror
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-12-2013 19:04:46 | More by Tamaquadan
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jtransel

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2013 01:30:14 | More by jtransel
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mjl21

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade...thanks Josh. 22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. No abv or bottling info is given.

A-Pours black. A gentle pour reults in a huge 3 finger dark sand head. The head has great retention and ends up resting at a one finger layer. No lace is left.

S-It has a nice porter nose. There is lots of chocolate and roasty aroma. There are citrus hops that are evident throughout and get stronger as it warms. I would love to smell this fresh.

T-Lots of chocolate throughout. It is sweet, but not cloying. The citrus hops are noticeable, but the roasted taste and dark chocolate remain as the dominant tastes. There is a noticeable hop bitterness.

M-Overly carbonated. As noted from the appearance, there is a lot of carb in this one and it really hurts the mouthfeel. The carb makes it very sharp. The body is on the upper end of the medium spectrum. The carb is a tad bit better on the second pour, but it never achieves a nice smooth mouthfeel.

D-It tastes good, but the massive carbonation limits this one.

Overall I think this is a good beer. I think my bottle just bad more gas in it. I would love to try the next version to see what the hops are like when fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 15:59:33 | More by mjl21
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zombiebeergut

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2014 09:55:53 | More by zombiebeergut
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Colorado

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Lothore

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a little dark for a porter, pretty black, a small coffee colored head.

S- Smells way hopped up, like an ipa only with notes of roasted malt.

T- Three floyds definitely has a distinct taste in the hops. Fairly smooth, chocolatey, roasted malt, mint aftertaste. I could definitely see this one being a winner around xmas time.

M- Creamy, tad light on the head.

D- This one is a bit heavy for a porter but still highly drinkable. In my opinion three floyds often doesn't live up to the hype but I have to admit this one was excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 03:34:33 | More by Lothore
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Texas

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Indiana

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,682 ratings.