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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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Lukebell15

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

11-15-2013 02:42:39 | More by Lukebell15
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Vestlake

Alabama

2/5  rDev -37.7%

11-14-2013 22:55:16 | More by Vestlake
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9%

11-13-2013 23:38:33 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-13-2013 23:37:34 | More by kjkinsey
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -7.2%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a brown- deep amber color with a two finger off white head composed of a rather thick foam. The head has fantastic retention, slowly fading over time, leaving a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma has lots of sweeter and hop smells associated with it. The sweet is mostly of a caramel aroma but has some lighter notes of brown sugar and a bit of darker fruits. The hop is almost entirely of a pine nature, but does also have a little bit of an herbal smell as well. Rounding out the aroma are some spices of nutmeg and allspice, overall when mixed with the rest, producing a very festive aroma.

Taste – The taste begins and maintains a rather dry flavor, much different then what the nose would have suggested. It begins with a dry roasted malt taste with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavors of some spice and a bit of a toast taste comes to the tongue soon after the initial flavors. Along with these flavors so too comes some pine hop and a bit of a more earthy taste. At the finish, the taste is now quite dry as all the sweeter flavors have largely disappeared, with a little bit of a burnt charred flavor also coming to the tongue. These transitions with the advent of the other changes in the taste, ends up leaving a slightly off, dry, slightly thin, spiced and roasted malt pine flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Overall it was an alright feel for the drier, burnt, and pine flavors of the brew, but lacked any support of the sweeter flavors, which overall, was what would have likely made the brew much easier drinking.

Overall – For a Christmas brew, this one was a bit to burnt and dry with too thin a body for me. While it had caramel, pine, spice, and roast; the right flavors overall, it lacked the right proportions of the flavors. Worth a try, but not really one I would likely recommend.

11-13-2013 01:58:02 | More by Darkmagus82
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aleslover

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

11-03-2013 17:01:05 | More by cfaulman
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

11-03-2013 15:54:30 | More by EgadBananas
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

11-03-2013 04:30:47 | More by WDJersey
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-29-2013 00:49:17 | More by jkermitj
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +24.6%

10-27-2013 07:01:42 | More by brandon911
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -68.8%

10-27-2013 02:49:02 | More by bootsdomino
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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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Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.