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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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Ratings: 1,859
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 249
Gots: 274 | FT: 15
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Pours nicely with a great head. Enjoying one right now in a frozen mug.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another review of a FFF beer. How does it stack relative to Alpha King, a beer of a totally different style (i.e., APA)? Here goes:

A: Like many other FFF beers, this beer looks exquisite. Dark, pitch black with a massive four-finger head. Leaves plenty of lacing as well. The beer is very well-carbonated.

S: I can see how the beer is related to Alpha King; it's relation is in the hops. The hop profile is exactly the same as Alpha King, even though the malt profile is completely different. Beer smells very grassy and citrusy - almost like a bouquet of flowers. This initial hop smell gives way to rich chocolate/coffee malts. Interesting mixture. Both hops and malt scents would be very good stand-alone; I'm not sure how well they combine, however.

T: Very good, but I like Alpha King a little more. The hops just jell better with the APA style. However, again, the beer's still quite good. Initial grassy/flowery hops give way to a very good malt backbone composed of chocolate, toffee, and rich coffee beans. Like most FFF beers, this one is very well-balanced between the malt and the hops.

F: Very good. Well-carbonated, thick, and refreshing.

O: A very good beer. Would have again even though Alpha King is better. A good seasonal release.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a dark opaque brown with 2 fingers of loose foam of khaki colour. Sweet, hoppy, lemon nose. Chocolate, mocha, with orange back tones. I got a bit of leather in the back also. Delicious for a porter!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-12-02 in Clarksville, IN

A - Dark brown with a 1.5-finger light brown head with good lace.

S - Mocha, medium roasted grain, dark bread.

T - Sweet and dark chocolate, dark roasted/char grain, milk, earthy spice, Herbal, citrus zest and roast bitterness. Dries nicely.

M - Medium body and mild-medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth. Fairly substantial.

O - A very good brew. On par with Founders Porter

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 1,859 ratings.