Christmas Ale
Breckenridge Brewery

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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Winter Warmer
Ranked #118
Ranked #27,133
3.55 | pDev: 13.8%
Jul 24, 2023
Apr 28, 2002
The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.
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Reviewed by RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Never had an beer from this brewery, all these 15+ years ... doesn't matter, the poor state of craft these days, this is actually very good. Yes, Christmas in July at one of my locals, $1 a beer, and this is very good, will likely buy the rest of the stock, this, and the horrible, $1, Celebration Ale, in cans. All that's wrong, with craft, these days. SN, bottle your classic, my first love, circa 2008. What and ever, X5k, out. This is very good, premium, winter warmer, IN BOTTLES. $1.
Jul 24, 2023
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by stortore from Illinois

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by mkh012 from Colorado

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
LOOK: Poured a half bottle for starters. Pours a very bright clear amber with a good looking tan one finger head that maintains itself quite well, while also displaying some decent side glass lace.

AROMA: Caramelized malts with a toasted makeup and some herbal spice.

TASTE: More caramel, and malts. Sweet bread malt flavor.

Fairly low carbonation but warming nevertheless.
Decent winter Lager or Ale
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 3.15 by TreyJ88

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 3.44 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from the Advent Box
Pours a mostly brilliant light auburn color with a small short lived bubbly off white head. Light caramel Christmas spices and a hint of oxidation. Not my style but not bad.
Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pour slight ruby hued brown, crystal clear nice light brown dense head with some staying power; no lasting lace; think film sticks around as head.

On the nose rich malt; caramelized, slight toasted character; and some earth and woodiness as it warms.

Taste yields the same caramelized malt character; toasty quality becomes more apparent, subtle bread like character; woodsy hop character on the finish.

Super creamy carbonation; silky, medium body, low but noticeable bitterness on the finish. Clean and very easy to go down, high drinkability for the abv.

Highly enjoyable beer for me the malt is so rich and it has a unique taste on the finish that I quite enjoy.
Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 3.06 by Sinister from New York

Dec 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by adioCX

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
First time trying a winter warmer. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Has the look of a nut brown ale, slightly red when the light hits it. Thin frothy head that dissipates quickly. (look 3.75)

Smell is of malt and holiday spices. (smell 4.00)

Taste is on the lighter side, the hints of cinnamon and nutmeg linger for a bit. (taste 3.50)

On the lighter side for a winter beer, was expecting a bolder flavor and feel to it. (feel 3.25)

Overall a tasty and easy to drink. Kind of feels like a spicier Newcastle Brown Ale. (overall 3.50)
Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
After sipping this one, the first thing I think is how beer is a privilege. Like, here I am, some dude (a sexy dude), but still a dude - able to drink it up. Like, I’m sure Chuck in Atlanta would like to be sipping on something right now, but because of this or that, he can’t. But here Raul is, sipping. And although this isn’t the best beer, Raul respects it for what it is.
Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Nov 29, 2022
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Rated by LucidoMMA from California

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice decent taste. Can't really detect too much spice, but it's definitely a great ale .
Nov 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Would have thought that this was a good amber ale based on the taste and aroma, a winter warmer should be, IMO, more than a good amber.
On tap at BWW, so maybe it was just too cold. Didn’t have time to let it warm up too much.
Nov 25, 2022
Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 1281 ratings