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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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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

02-21-2014 23:33:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 03:39:22 | More by kaufmaal
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:03:54 | More by jdhilt
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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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HerculesRM

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 19:06:42 | More by HerculesRM
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SicemWT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-12-2014 02:18:05 | More by SicemWT
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Eric908

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-10-2014 22:18:04 | More by Eric908
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cambabeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-10-2014 05:06:18 | More by cambabeer
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

02-10-2014 00:10:21 | More by Goldndomer
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sd123

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

02-09-2014 00:07:36 | More by sd123
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RobTheKnob

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-08-2014 04:08:05 | More by RobTheKnob
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-04-2014 05:02:30 | More by Zekenyce
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 00:01:26 | More by mountdew1
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

02-02-2014 21:07:47 | More by BeerMeBrah
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-27-2014 01:10:33 | More by firedwarftj
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-25-2014 17:49:13 | More by bacher468
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possumteeth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-24-2014 03:07:21 | More by Mikecap
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SoCaliC8

California

1/5  rDev -68.8%

01-16-2014 05:21:12 | More by SoCaliC8
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

01-16-2014 02:28:23 | More by bernat1971
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pesekad

Missouri

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-15-2014 23:59:25 | More by pesekad
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-14-2014 03:19:29 | More by Pens1967
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

01-11-2014 06:15:50 | More by ahommell
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-09-2014 22:30:44 | More by rudabegga9
Christmas Ale 2013 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.