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Christmas Ale 2012 - Abita Brewing Co.

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77
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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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 11-18-2012)
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Reviews by atomicbeer:
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brown-orangey-copper with a large tan head that has a orange tint. Aroma is pretty funky: figgy fruitcake leads the way but there's some also needles, wet sock, petroleum, tree bark, and leather. Wow, did I just write that? Initally the aroma is off-putting but I keep returning to sniff. Fortunately the taste does not follow. A bit fruity, a bit woody, some pine; don't really get anything Christmas-y. The mouth is fairly creamy, goes down smooth. Some burnt flavors like carmelized sugar linger. This might be good if not for the old rubber boot with pine mud in the fruitcake nose.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:49:58 | More by atomicbeer
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
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Date Rated: April 13, 2013...
Glassware: Corsendonk snifter...
Occasion: Les Mis and a Creole brewery--straining thematic proximity...
Appearance: dark ruby velvet body with clinging off-white head--could be imposing with solid tracing as thee glass drains...
Aroma: pricks of spruce and citrus make this festive indeed; otherwise noteworthy for a brown ale...
Palate: full-bodied but oily, swiftly slickening the throat; flattened as soda--skunked?...
Taste: softened, mellow hops with enough malt to balance its flavor; not robust enough to garner interest in this genre ...
Overall: Okay, admittedly late for the Christmas beer seasonals, but they must be consumed sooner than later...this one is curious--alcohol strength is undetectable, but thee thinness of the beer ill-suits the style--this particular bottle may have been aged (a month after its best-by date) and thus could be adversely affected....

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Christmas Ale 2012 from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.