Christmas Ale 2013 - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +22.4%
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, clear, dark brownish-orange in color, moderate carbonation
Smell: piney hops, toffee, and chocolate
Taste: milk chocolate, cocoa, pine, and slight toffee
Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a bitter end, light bodied with moderate carbonation
Overall: A nice cocoa and toffee beer that is complemented nicely by the addition of hops. More complex than most Abita Christmas offerings and probably the best one of this series that I have had. I can drink a six of this.
12-12-2013 18:33:43 | More by tigg924
3.08/5 rDev -4%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade!
Appearance: Brown with an off white thin head. No lacing on the glass.
Smell: Malts and nutty.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malts and nuts, some hops as well.
Overall: Nothing special, typical brown ale, but it was good.
12-25-2013 15:39:14 | More by Cavanaghty
3.76/5 rDev +17.1%
Appears deep murky amber brown hue in the body with a light khaki tan head forming tight bubbled head dwindles into some speckled sparse lacing. Aroma has a pleasant hop profile, spicy garlic/onion hints I'm thinking Summit hops right away, it also has a rolling breadiness in the malt department but the hops really jump out of the glass. It's got the same flavor with the spicy hop flavor a bit subdued but definitely offers up vegetal notes of garlic/onion tones with a simple biscuit bready malt profile makes for a nice hoppy session Christmas ale. It transitions with some cocoa notes and pine needles to make for an interesting earthy bready chocolate Xmas ale in my glass. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied ample even flowing carbonation nothing to complain about. Overall I'm glad I tried it unique hoppy Christmas ale is welcome in an ever growing market of honey spiced infused amber high alcohol beers this is a bit against the grain in a good way.
12-04-2013 04:43:32 | More by WVbeergeek
2.9/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured deep dark brown with little head. Has an interesting smell. Slight spice, slight Carmel, but I was a bit confused by the amount of hops used to flavor this brown ale. Not what I was expecting, but If you like IPAs then you will like this could be the winter seasonal for you.
11-20-2013 02:46:04 | More by JamesInLiquor
Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.