Christmas Ale 2012 | Abita Brewing Co.

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Christmas Ale 2012Christmas Ale 2012
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EgadBananas on 11-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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1
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12
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of deebo
2.6/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle with a BB date of 3/2/13 into a chalice provides a finger of slightly off white head. Clear and light brown/ruby red in color. Aromas of lightly toasted barley malt, floral/citrus hops with a hint of cinnamon. The aroma is much more pleasing than the taste. This is a confused beer. I'm getting lots of different flavors here but not one is dominant and I can't put my finger on it. This beer finishes bitter. Weak in body and high in carbonation. Poor beer.

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Photo of Lambocalrisien
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of JMS1512
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Poppellian
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of capnamerica
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Flashyspoons
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Opaque, dark amber. A half finger head (eggshell white) that dums down to big bubbles. Light lacing.

S: Hops and cinnamon lead the way with faint renderings of vanilla.

T: Smokey; light hops dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. A subtle touch of caramel malts.

M: Light to medium with creamy carbonation. Kinda watery.

O: Less hoppy than the 2011. Not very impressive.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of jkn09
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, brown with a 2" tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: a yeasty biscuit smell is immediately noticeable, piney hops and caramel malt

T: roasted peanut, toast, caramel, lightly bitter hop finish, vanilla

M: on the thinner side, fairly heavy carbonation

O: meah, the yeastyness is intriguing but that was really the only interesting part of this beer, it wasn't a bad representation of the style though

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of outsider
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of micahmye
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rlee1390
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Clear deep amber brown, one finger head that doesn't last long at all.

S-Rather malty, some buts, tad cinnamon.

T-Malt, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, poor balance, all over the place, flavors are off putting.

M-Light, not much carbonation, slightly watery.

O-Every time I pick up an Abita, I find myself wondering, why did I buy this. Same thought here.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany brown with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Nice lacing with good stick.

Smell - Aroma consists of predominantly earthy character, moderate pine, slight herb and peppery spice, faint caramel.

Taste - Earthy, woody character upfront. Subtle walnut undertones. Peppery. Hops are floral with touches of pine. Finishes quick

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with ample carbonation, which bites at the tongue. Goes down smooth, with a slightly watery finish.

Overall - One of the better beers I've had from Abita. Nice, interesting flavor. Doesn't quite hit the level I'd prefer, but it still delivers.

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of nstroup
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Zkman87
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Christmas Ale 2012 from Abita Brewing Co.
3.35 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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