Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier | Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
Germany
alpirsbacher.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 12-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of thatmanphil
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a golden color with a nice head that, alas, quickly dissipates. Malty to the mouth and nose, I found it pleasant to drink and enjoyable.

2017 Update: 2015 bottle WELL beyond it's best by date (May 2016) is still just about the same!

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty, but not really special. Not the Christmas beer I was expecting.

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Photo of GianlucaB
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of sclitch
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JCBears
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

appearance: Orange yellow color not especially, not a strong head

smell: A bit fruity and spicy a nice holiday flavor

taste: A bit bitter and not as appealing as one would want

mouthfeel: Somewhat weak but frankly it is kind of nice and the spices stay

overall: Not as fantastic as I would like but none the less a fair holiday brew but it could be the reason it was on the cheap shelf

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Photo of MTNboy
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A bright gold body with a lot of white carbonation bubbles. The head is thin but foamy and there is a lot of lace at first but it dies down very quick.

Smell: The aroma is grassy with some fruity tone.

Taste: I felt that the beer had more of a regular bock like flavor than a Marzen as it is being labeled here.
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Mouthfeel: Full and a bit sticky.

Overall: Very different than what you might be used to in a Holiday beer.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stevoj
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A bright gold body with a lot of white carbonation bubbles. The head is thin but foamy and there is a lot of lace at first but it dies down very quick. The aroma is grassy with some fruity tone. Seems to more like a regular bock like flavor than a Marzen as it is being labeled here. Very different than what you might be used to in a Holiday beer.

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Photo of shwami
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TheSarge
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this brew is ho, hum. It has an alright head presentation, which is snow white, with decent lacing. The body is clear and gold in color.

Aroma is herbal and lemony, with a faint hint of tobacco.

The taste is spot on with lemony hops, some grainy huskiness.

Though this beer is a bit heavier at 5.6 ABV, it's actually pretty crisp, clean, and quite refreshing.

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Photo of SERENGETI
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The stronger version of the SPEZIAL, brewed only from Nov to Dec each year. As good as the spezial. My favourite in the southwest of Germany. Pleasant bitternes, lots of mouthfulness. No undesired "side effects" on "the day after"! Cheers

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Photo of paterlodie
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 19-06-06. Nice white head and nice amber beercollor. Nose is sweetish malty, green and good and sharp spice, maybe of litle roast. Taste is also a taste explosion for a plager as this one is rich and full in taste and goes slowly and nicely into a well dosed bitterness. In aftertaste also alcohol noticable but though quiet high for a lagertype well hidden. Whole brew is well balanced and just a pleasure to drink. Wish I bought more but who knows that I'll get another chance this year.

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Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier from Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
3.94 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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