Christmas Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

Christmas AleChristmas Ale
BA SCORE
3.51/5
1,082 Ratings
Christmas AleChristmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,339
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,082
pDev:
13.96%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
173
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,082 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of donhenn
4.54/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as heavy as it looks. Great desert beer. Very smooth.

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Photo of Ginobili81
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KWolf
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very well balanced and drinkable. Not overly spiced like some.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAulJameson
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
1.81/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bland and forgettable. A variety of more complex and better tasting Christmas Ales exist in droves.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received a bottle of the 2015 version as a gift. Nice dark brown color with a small thick head. Not a huge aroma or taste, but pleasant and appropriate for the style. The malty richness is followed by a subtle pine finish perfect for the season. Not much fruit or spice, just a nice rich maltiness with hints of flavors. Certainly one of the better winter beers, just not exceptional.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KenC
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 5 liter keg of this and it was better than expected. There isn't a great selection of mini-kegs. This was the best one I've had so far.

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Photo of rypkr
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very mundane and overly filling for a lackluster beer.

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Photo of PhawkYu
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich, deep brown/mahogany color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and a touch of earth and chocolate. Taste follows with a hint of chocolate at first, then caramel, toffee, a little bit of earthy spice and bready malt, although not as much dark fruit as the nose suggests. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for a winter warmer type beer, but not bad. Overall a nice winter beer that has the rich flavors for a cold evening, and the drinkability for a session.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Short Review. I've had this beer a few time and for some reason I thought it changes every year, so I bought this yeasts and it was just how I remember, it's pretty middle of the road with a generic malt flavor and some bitterness on the finish. Not bad and it's fairly drinkable, but it's not memorable and it doesn't keep me coming back for more.

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Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kilobees
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bmcmahon1024
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin72
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 1,082 ratings
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