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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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1,703 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,703
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 231
Gots: 217 | 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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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-24-2011 17:35:37 | More by koopa
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-25-2012 23:10:19 | More by wyatt13
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

A - 1/2" beige head, excellent retention. Sheet of lace. Dark brown close to opaque.

S - Tangy citrus hop. Chocolate and sweet molasses. Cream.

T - Bitter grapefruit mingles with bitter roasted malt. Coffee. Nutty. Orange peel. Seems to have more hops than some IPA's.

M - Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Long, bitter,tangy finish.

D - Very good drinkability. Unique with athe hopload of an IPA and the roasty porter character.

03-09-2008 21:31:20 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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indybearsfan

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-26-2012 17:34:48 | More by indybearsfan
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jklema

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2011 03:22:19 | More by jklema
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2013 03:29:00 | More by jkball01
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-04-2011 14:12:15 | More by Mscarpen
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Larrygto

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-24-2013 21:03:07 | More by Larrygto
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voodoofish65usf

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-08-2014 18:05:35 | More by voodoofish65usf
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-21-2011 19:13:02 | More by EROCK75
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Misfit2209

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-21-2013 03:29:57 | More by Misfit2209
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-12-2012 02:41:49 | More by djrn2
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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%

03-12-2014 21:09:02 | More by nguasta2
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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%

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.

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%

12-01-2013 19:42:43 | More by coldmeat23
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-26-2012 03:40:33 | More by MarkyMOD
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Lothore

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

03-07-2008 03:34:33 | More by Lothore
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-16-2014 13:48:56 | More by ldhughes3
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.