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Christmas Ale 2011 - Abita Brewing Co.

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Christmas Ale 2011Christmas Ale 2011

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52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 161
Avg: 3.22
pDev: 22.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Photo of obrike
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Light brown pour...not much head, no lacing...fairly bland looking.

A mix of sweet caramel, dark roasted malt, and a bit of earthy hops...however, something also smells a bit skunky...not sure if it's supposed to smell like this.

Yeah, well...there's the sour funk, on the aftertaste. The initial malt flavor is ok, but the sourness takes over. I've experienced this before with Abita but I guess I did not learn my lesson.

Certainly not a drain pour but will more than likely not buy this one again...i'd try it again if it were offered just to make sure.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.99/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, mostly transparent medium brown, with a light colored finger of head. Aroma is pleasant, with a pretty nice floral hoppy note, nutty, chocolate malts with some slight roasty notes. Roasted malts taste, with light chocolate and nuttiness, caramel and a nice spicy, floral, light citrus hop finish. Medium body, but the lighter side. Average, not bad.

As usual, Abita's Christmas remains one of the few seasonal's that I enjoy thoroughly.

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Christmas Ale 2011 from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.