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Christmas Ale 2011 - Abita Brewing Co.

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74
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 23.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Christmas Ale (November - December) rounds out our calendar. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year, offering a unique product crafted with special care. Enjoy your holidays with Abita Christmas Ale.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-06-2011)
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barczar

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber brown color with a half inch fairly solid egg white head that lingers, leaving a hint of lacing when it dissipates.

Heavy toffee and butterscotch aromas dominate, with toasted breadcrust, nuttiness, and a hint of roast malt and pine rounding out the profile. There's a bit of vanilla.

The flavor has an underlying pine character throughout, with heavily toasted malt, almost burnt, and toffee dominating mid palate and carrying into the slightly burnt, bitter finish. Tastes like a burnt pine tree might taste. Vanilla and a hint of ginger emerge as it warms.

Body is on the light side of moderate, with moderate carbonation and a slightly astringent finish. A touch of alcohol warmth is present.

I'm not a huge christmas beer fan, but this is at least not spice overload. I'd probably enjoy this a lot more sans the burnt malt character. Will revisit at christmas.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 22:42:29 | More by barczar
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Christmas Ale 2011 from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.