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Christmas Ale 2013 - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

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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EricKelly386


3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-21-2014 00:06:08 | More by EricKelly386
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noperative

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-16-2014 23:28:23 | More by noperative
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fastestmanalive

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

06-28-2014 01:25:22 | More by fastestmanalive
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-26-2014 22:01:11 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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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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m0unds

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-12-2014 16:41:55 | More by bmwats
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-07-2014 12:53:20 | More by TX-Badger
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +14.6%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy brown copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, grapefruit, orange zest, citrus peel, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, grapefruit, orange zest, citrus peel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hoppy brown ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

05-17-2014 04:39:46 | More by superspak
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-05-2014 03:28:30 | More by wrightst
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.74/5  rDev +16.5%

A nice auburn color with tinges of red, mostly clear, with a pretty good head and a little nice lace.

Aroma and taste are spicy and malty, some caramel malt and biscuit, with a touch of hoppiness.

Body is medium and carbonation is nicely crispy.

Overall I find this an enjoyable christmas ale. I'll have to try it again next year when it comes out again.

I'm a bit wondering why this is listed as a brown ale and not a spiced ale, which would probably be a more appropriate category.

05-01-2014 16:53:11 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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pep

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-28-2014 03:35:51 | More by pep
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-27-2014 01:47:16 | More by OKCNittany
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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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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2014 02:39:02 | More by capuchinpilates
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metter98

New York

3.4/5  rDev +5.9%

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving some patches on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of spices are present in the nose along with hints of nutty malts.
T: The beer starts out tasting like a nutty brown ale and has of spices towards the finish—ginger seems to stand out in particular.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pretty subdued for being a Christmas Ale, but presents some interesting spice variations to a style that you don't normally see used as the basis for holiday beers.

04-20-2014 01:29:23 | More by metter98
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2014 23:59:37 | More by BigGold
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-03-2014 12:34:52 | More by InspectorBob
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-25-2014 04:36:31 | More by brpendergast85
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-18-2014 19:27:11 | More by kingmaker
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mrzazz

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-11-2014 12:26:40 | More by mrzazz
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-08-2014 09:59:21 | More by Karibourgeois
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EF4

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -37.7%

03-07-2014 00:35:55 | More by EF4
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angeepangie

Ohio

1/5  rDev -68.8%

02-28-2014 00:40:18 | More by angeepangie
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Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.