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Christmas Ale 2013 - Abita Brewing Co.

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74
okay

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.81%
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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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

EF4, Mar 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

angeepangie, Feb 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of kaufmaal
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%

This one pours a lovely deep-amber color, with a toasted marshmallow head that's decent in height; nice lacing here and there, especially early on. Malty scent, brown sugar, some vanilla, a hint of pine and coriander. The taste is very flat: woody, burnt cinnamon stick; bitter vanilla extract; minerals. So all of the good, Christmas goodness that was there in the smell was absent from the taste. Light-bodied, nice amount of carbonation, but there's absolutely no sweetness to the taste, which is an unfortunate surprise.

kaufmaal, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.55/5  rDev +10.9%

Pours a light khaki, five-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Burnt wood nose, flavor is slightly hoppy spicy and malty. $1.95 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

jdhilt, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Lazaro, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of HerculesRM
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%

Reddish brown, clear with a thin head. Smells clean, a bit of sweet lemon cookies. Thin mouthfeel. Taste is not overwhelming and includes winter spices (nutmeg, ginger). Hop character is light, with equal parts piney and citrus flavours. Faint strawberry on the back of the tongue. Not as thick and spiced as other winter beers, and therefore more refreshing.
Overall I'd say it's a nice beer, I'd have it again.

HerculesRM, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

SicemWT, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Eric908, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

cambabeer, Feb 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

sd123, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Zekenyce, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of mountdew1
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured into a goblet. Color was a darker amber brown, with a light brown 1 finger head. Aroma was a molasses brown sugar sweet, very small hint of cola flavor in the background. Flavor was sweet up front, but then shifted to a bit of sour flavoring. Very tail end of the flavor was a bit of sweet brown bread. Coated well with a nice bit of carbonation. Overall, not a terrible beer, but the sour notes were off-putting.

mountdew1, Feb 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

BeerMeBrah, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

DavidGross, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

firedwarftj, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

bacher468, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Mikecap, Jan 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

bernat1971, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

pesekad, Jan 15, 2014
Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.