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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,720 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,720
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 232
Gots: 221 | FT: 14
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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This beer poured very dark with ruby background. If formed a light tan head that left trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of roasted malts and flora hops, with some coffee and chocolate elements to it. The flavor was of malt, hops, coffee and anise. The finish is a touch astrigent and creates an interesting aspect to the overall body. A rather unique porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to burnheartsMKE for sending me this one!


Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark khaki head that fades to a thin cap. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and pine-like herbal hops. There is also a slight coffee aroma if you smell hard enough. Taste is of dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some citrus zest hops on the finish but not as strong as the smell would suggest. Medium roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a much lighter body than I was expecting with a crisp yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good porter by itself but I don’t really understand the whole Christmas aspect attached to this one.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 01, 2011
Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 1,720 ratings.