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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As befits any Christmas present, each years offering is a unique product crafted with special care. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year. Available November thru December.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours a deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, cinnamon and other spices, cookies, hints of dark dried fruit, dry, a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1050) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz bottle in NOLA. Pours amber with long lasting, white head. Aroma is of caramel and bready malt, piney hops, oranges and apricots. Body is medium and crisp. Caramel malt, herbal, piney hops and some ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, herbal. I think it is the better brew from Abita.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
roasty, nuts, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Cask at Ashley’s. Pours a near clear deep amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of Christmas spice with a bit of sweet grains and spruce. Flavor is similarly full of spice with a sweet grain backbone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5422) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Orange peel, peanut hull nose, not strong. Clear tea colored, medium cream colored head. Quite metallic, pecan, and cardboard flavor, subtle juniper berry accents. Light body. Pretty disappointing, especially since age is not a factor for this seasonal beer sampled in season.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Clear reddish mahogany, foamy beige head... Aroma of malty wort, spices... Slightly soapy... Flavor is totally boring, watery thin base with rotten spices throughout... Poor effort ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (1207) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Below average. Weak aroma and a really plain taste. Wasn’t expecting much but still drinkable in a pinch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Pours a clear dark amber to copper color smallish head. Aroma is of chocolate and hops. Flavor is mild spice, chocolate and hops. Really not sure what this is suppose to be.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Medium body, light brown, clear. Malt aroma, some spice, taste and finish are a little off.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiveacestx (918) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle - Dark tea color with a bubbly head with retention. Has a rubbery hop taste. Some spices. Medium body. There are much better Christmas ales out there.


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