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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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1,685 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,685
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 227
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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Ratings: 1,685 | Reviews: 696 | Display Reviews Only:
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2012 15:36:44 | More by zrab11
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BBrewington

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2012 10:27:33 | More by BBrewington
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quilty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2012 08:21:55 | More by quilty
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a dark brown pour with a full half inch tan head throughout the full pour. smells of grassy hops, cocoa, roasted grains. nicely hopped for a porter. the flavor is a bit smoky, with notes of coffee, chocolate. medium body, nicely carbonated with a chalky finish. overall this is a damn excellent porter. very nicely hopped making it an interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:25:55 | More by facundoCNB
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-26-2012 20:24:29 | More by BeerBucks
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-26-2012 18:41:55 | More by TonyTalon
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indybearsfan

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2012 14:05:58 | More by FEUO
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-26-2012 13:11:41 | More by atone315
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, which is typical of Three Floyds.

A - Pours dark as the night. No light shows through. Tiny 1 finger chocolate cream colored head that goes down quick.

S - Surprising hop potency jumps out initially. A bitter boozy chocolate smell creeps out as the beer warms a bit.

T - Hoppy, chocolatey taste. Kind of a strange combination. Nice bitter hops, but I am not a big fan of porters really. I am a big fan of IPA's so the hop forward aspect makes this porter unique and tolerable to me.

M - Sticky, bitter, buttery aftertaste.

Overall, one of the better porters that I've had, but slightly confusing. Why wouldn't they just make this beer an amped up, spiced pale ale of some kind instead of a hop-heavy porter? Still a delicious beer, and I'd be interested to see one of the many other incantations of the Three Floyds Alpha Klaus, one of the barrel aged versions and see how that tastes. Merry f**king Christmas.

Three Floyds Alpha Klaus ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:59:21 | More by mfnmbvp
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DocJitsu

California

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black color with a caramelized creme brûlée colored foamy head. The head forms quickly and largely. Some semblance of head lingers throughout the beer. Lacing and spider webbing coat the glass from top to bottom. Late summer mown grass, coffee, and roastiness on the nose. Moutfheel is thick and slick, but dries out a little at the finish. Perfectly balanced roasted malt and resinous hops. It fills the mouth with flavor. Grassy hop flavor blending well with large roasted malt. This is a magnificent beer with a lot of balance. I've missed it so much.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:45:04 | More by DocJitsu
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-26-2012 01:41:36 | More by fehrminator
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-25-2012 22:24:24 | More by tobelerone
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12-25-2012 04:26:20 | More by KingBiscuit
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-25-2012 00:59:58 | More by JRod1969
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-24-2012 17:11:17 | More by jakea
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -69.8%

12-24-2012 02:39:40 | More by harrylee773
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-23-2012 18:05:58 | More by Oboogie
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Docrock

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into FFF .5l glass:

A - dark brown with a healthy tan to light brown frothy head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacework.

S - nice roasted malt with a bit of christmas tree pine scent. A bit of dark chocolate and burnt malt.

T - nice roasted malt up front with a touch of hops on the end, the chocolate and burnt malt aroma carry through nicely as the beer warms a bit.

M - solid carbonation, medium body.

O - a treat for a Holiday beer. have had it fresh and aged, prefer it on the fresher side. nice bottle to share over the Holidays!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 16:58:55 | More by Docrock
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-23-2012 15:22:18 | More by djcira
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jlginder

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-23-2012 03:57:15 | More by jlginder
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-23-2012 03:04:07 | More by slavall
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-23-2012 02:17:44 | More by thinwhiteduke
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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