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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Found this one at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Nice ruby red, clear pour with a medium tan head. A sweet nose with some spiciness, follows into the taste, balanced with a sharp, hoppy finish. Pretty good. I am enjoying this season of Christmas brews.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Reddish amber witha thin but full, off-white head. A complex aroma of malt, hop, and spice(cinnamon) which is similar to an IPA but just a bit sweeter and spicier. Not much flavor, but, what it has is good on the hoppy side w/ toasty malt. It feel a bit on the lighter side adn finishes dry with toasty malt and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2007
On tap at Maras Homemade. Amber in color with no head. Malty caramel toffee aroma. Caramel malty flavor. Spicy clove notes. Finish is dry. Thin. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle, pours a nice clear amber color, with an ok head. Light malts slight toffee nothing major. Once again Abita has managed to produce another bland and watery brew, these guys must pride themselves on their local water supply because most of their brews focus on water.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a clear, deep, orange-brown with a frothy beige head that leaves wispy lace in its wake, diminishing to a thin, creamy cap. The nose is fairly muted: a tad phenolic with a malty front and lesser notes of mulling spices (cloves, cinnamon, etc.). Light-bodied and slick with a dry and fairly astringent finish. The flavor is of a nutty, bitter front with lesser emphasis on the malt & spice found on the nose. Fairly disjointed, this one just doesn’t do a lot for me. There are a LOT of better Christmas brews out there, and unless you’re compelled to tick-off another rating, I’d recommend skipping this one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours amber in color with a small off-white head. Faint malty aroma with light caramel, and a hint of some spices. Flavor was bland and light bodied with sweet malts, caramel, and some notes of spice

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2007
bottle,pours dark amber,slight haze,nice off white head,slight roast/grassy nose.very slight malt upfront and hoppy finish,grassy notes.It’s moe like a pale ale.sierra navada meets sam adams...dissapointing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours deep amber color. Decent medium to full body. Caramel & Roasted malts in the nose. Taste a little more of the same but not too favorful. Not really sure why this a Christmas beer but maybe Christmas is different in the Bayou than in NY

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Thanks lb4lb. The color was crisp amber. The head was creamy, thn, and off-white. The aroma was rotten eggs, salt, and a slight metalic smell. The flavor was bland and a little metalic. The palate was average. The finish was clean.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2007
lb4lb sent me this as an extra. Pours a murky soft amber with a one finger fizzy off white head. The aroma is a little off putting, some spice is noticeable, grassy, not very good at all. The flavor is definitely grassy, a little sour, some spice, really carbonated, thin palate. Crappy beer.


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