Christmas Ale 2011
Abita Brewing Co.

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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
74
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 22.96%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
110
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 01, 2016
Added:
Nov 06, 2011
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  14
SCORE
74
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Christmas Ale 2011Christmas Ale 2011
Notes: Christmas Ale (November - December) rounds out our calendar. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year, offering a unique product crafted with special care. Enjoy your holidays with Abita Christmas Ale.
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Ratings by rarbring:
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

2.47/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
The beer is deep brown in the amber area, an off-white head that laves very good lacing. Some curtains.

Smelling citric, grape tonic and lemon detergent, old rancid hay.

Starting sweet, toffee, brown bread, old vegetables, grape fruit peel.

Low carbonation, soft but flat, a rather dry finish.

I wonder if this bottle wasn't a bit off. Or I did not like the low carbonation and the hops.
Nov 14, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by ovaltine from Indiana

Dec 27, 2014
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Rated by Romoworld from Michigan

2.24/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Not very fond of this beer at all it turned out to b an IPA and I DO NOT like IPA's
Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.88 by GabeRaney from Illinois

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by scripna from Florida

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by wrightst from Maryland

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Feb 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by DCdevyl78 from Illinois

Jan 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by RDW from Nebraska

Dec 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Mattsk1 from Georgia

Dec 09, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by BryantForestry from Texas

Oct 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by icehawk from South Carolina

Aug 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by GABrew from Georgia

Jul 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Satsuma from Florida

Jun 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by harrisjohnson from Maryland

Jun 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by LVbeernoob from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Mar 27, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by grahamboudreaux from Tennessee

Mar 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dapperticus from Kentucky

Mar 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Zachtheporter from Wisconsin

Mar 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by sixerofelixir from Ohio

Feb 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by KillaB from Illinois

Jan 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by dan027 from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by RyanSBrennan from New Jersey

Dec 21, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Dec 07, 2012
 
Rated: 2 by mwar from Kentucky

Nov 26, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by JeffTheJuice from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by robertaddis from Georgia

Nov 10, 2012
 
Rated: 3.25 by russpowell from Arkansas

Nov 08, 2012
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2012 bottle? No date but I bought it and am drinking it on 31 Oct 2012.
Two fingers of head. Dark brown body, barely transparent.
Smells like toffee, nutmeg and pine.
Stronger bitterness, mildly malty without any serious sweetness.
Soft and fizzy texture. Medium body.
Pretty good Christmas Ale. A good "Christmas" smell but without the weird spice flavors.
Nov 01, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by tmt71883 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2012
Christmas Ale 2011 from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 162 ratings