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Christmas Ale 2013 - Abita Brewing Co.

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74
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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-25-2013)
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Reviews by mattsdenney:
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-23-2013 18:51:26 | More by mattsdenney
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2013 01:39:48 | More by tbryan5
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

10-26-2013 19:22:40 | More by markallmon
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Lazaro

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-16-2014 02:56:38 | More by Lazaro
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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Cavanaghty

Maine

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
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possumteeth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-25-2014 14:44:41 | More by possumteeth
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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DarrellK

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-06-2014 22:40:44 | More by DarrellK
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-04-2014 23:39:39 | More by acurtis
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nhirsch04

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

11-23-2013 03:08:48 | More by nhirsch04
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-08-2013 18:59:55 | More by JamesStreet
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m0unds

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

06-15-2014 02:06:10 | More by m0unds
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whatname

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

11-08-2013 02:23:52 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

12-06-2013 01:26:28 | More by tdm168
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aleslover

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-10-2013 03:10:46 | More by aleslover
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

12-25-2013 00:32:00 | More by Damian74Shensky
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-28-2013 15:43:07 | More by qcbrewer
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-02-2014 02:42:53 | More by DavidGross
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-25-2014 13:31:49 | More by atlbravsrno1
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

04-26-2014 12:51:31 | More by shoretaxi
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +24.6%

06-13-2014 04:01:10 | More by zp6167a
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utvol

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

11-26-2013 00:49:23 | More by utvol
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JamesInLiquor

Illinois

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
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mobrockman

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

11-17-2013 00:45:04 | More by mobrockman
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Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.