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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
unusual cloudy orangeish color, slight spicy aroma, flavor is ok with a strange spicy flavor. Hope its better next year

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: XXX-mas Ale
Date: 12/16/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

slightly hazy amber, clear deep ruby red
-------- /> Name: XXX-mas Ale
Date: 02/01/1997

whispy tan head, malty with a slight spicy aroma, high malt flavor with lots of bitterness and a just a touch of spicy floral hops

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (528) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Cloudy orange appearance, sweet nose. Malty taste with orange peel. Piney blandish aftertaste. 28%??? Naw, the sweet maltiness deserves a better rating though it does not have the spicycomplexity of a xmas ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33r (725) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Medium brown color with a small off-white head and no lacing. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavor is sour and malty. Spices/herbs donít seem to blend well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle sampled on 1/21/07: Pours a hazy copper brown with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Sweet honeyed wheat aroma has a hint of cherries and earthy hops. Body starts fairly full with a hint of pale malty sweetnes, some light earthy bitterness and a faint touch of seasonal spice. Overall pretty weak in flavor and bland.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a moderate head that faded away after a few minutes. Very light aroma of malt and caramel. Almost immediately, there is a dry bitterness that kicks in, but the beer itself lacks any flavor. A bit thin. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 16, 2007
Surprisingly tasty (not always a big fan of the Christmas Ales) not super strong just a good overall flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2007
smooth offering. Much easier to drink than many christmas ales that Iíve suffered lately. I have to say, they know how to brew beer in Covington, LA

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
not bad. not fantastic. some spice, worth a winter try and thatís about it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2007
12oz 2006 bottle: A deep amber brewwith a thin but roacky/foamy head. I swear this stuff smells like nacho-cheese Dorritos ... and the flavor isnít too different. Wow. Very vegetabley, lightly metallic, only a tad bit spicy, but somehow enjoyable. (#2700, 2/13/2007)


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