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Christmas Ale 2012 - Abita Brewing Co.

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-18-2012)
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Poppellian, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

capnamerica, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Flashyspoons
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Flashyspoons, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of brewskifan55
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Opaque, dark amber. A half finger head (eggshell white) that dums down to big bubbles. Light lacing.

S: Hops and cinnamon lead the way with faint renderings of vanilla.

T: Smokey; light hops dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. A subtle touch of caramel malts.

M: Light to medium with creamy carbonation. Kinda watery.

O: Less hoppy than the 2011. Not very impressive.

brewskifan55, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dpage27, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

reitzbrewing, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

gwiedman1, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of jkn09
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jkn09, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, brown with a 2" tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: a yeasty biscuit smell is immediately noticeable, piney hops and caramel malt

T: roasted peanut, toast, caramel, lightly bitter hop finish, vanilla

M: on the thinner side, fairly heavy carbonation

O: meah, the yeastyness is intriguing but that was really the only interesting part of this beer, it wasn't a bad representation of the style though

M_C_Hampton, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

outsider, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of micahmye
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

micahmye, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Bearman13, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Clear deep amber brown, one finger head that doesn't last long at all.

S-Rather malty, some buts, tad cinnamon.

T-Malt, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, poor balance, all over the place, flavors are off putting.

M-Light, not much carbonation, slightly watery.

O-Every time I pick up an Abita, I find myself wondering, why did I buy this. Same thought here.

rlee1390, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany brown with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Nice lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma consists of predominantly earthy character, moderate pine, slight herb and peppery spice, faint caramel.

Taste - Earthy, woody character upfront. Subtle walnut undertones. Peppery. Hops are floral with touches of pine. Finishes quick

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with ample carbonation, which bites at the tongue. Goes down smooth, with a slightly watery finish.

Overall - One of the better beers I've had from Abita. Nice, interesting flavor. Doesn't quite hit the level I'd prefer, but it still delivers.

TheSixthRing, Jan 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Hellpop65, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Dapperticus, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

nstroup, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Zkman87, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

koes0024, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Megahertz
3.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a New Belgium globe. 2012 vintage.

A - Deep red to brown, hazy, with a moderate deep tan head.

S - Very hoppy, green, pine & orange zest with considerable cranberry-like fruit.

T - Cherry like fruity esters amidst a dough-like malt with very firm hop flavor and bitterness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

O - On the hoppy side, for sure. Reminds me of Rogue Santa's Reserve. Abita's hoppiest offering.

Megahertz, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

fishguyac, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

jgarvis, Jan 02, 2013
Christmas Ale 2012 from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.