Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) PorterAlpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!

38 IBU

Added by zerk on 12-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,017
Reviews:
768
Ratings:
2,271
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckpalka
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At only 6.00% ABV and being a porter an 11oz pour in a Tulip glass I thought was a little unusual. But that being said, this is an excellent beer. Obviously nice black color, with a tan head that didn't last long. Sutle floral smell with a easy chocolate coffee taste and without any bitterness. Easy drinking. Very nice.

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Photo of travelguy
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought one 650ML to try. Smell is definitely citrus hops and malt. Taste has the hops more subdued by the dark flavors of a Porter beer like chocolate and coffee. Taste is consistent thru the mouthful, not too carbonated and well blended. Finish is clean with little aftertaste.

Bottom line, if you enjoy the citrus hops that 3 Floyds uses in their beers, you should also enjoy this one too. Personally i was looking for a more traditional Porter taste, but then again this is 3 Floyds, and even the bottle has the message 'Is Not Normal'. Overall beer had a well blended feel and good taste too-- an interesting take on a Porter for sure.

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3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
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Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,271 ratings