HenrikSoegaard (12656) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. MOderate bitter flavor. Dry and nutty notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
bu11zeye (12549) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark cooper color with a small head. Had a strong aroma; almost smelled like a sweaty sock when it first was poured, but then tamed down. Descent taste, but expected a better Christmas brew from Abita.
jcwattsrugger (11860) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-some sweet (English) nutty, secondary citrus hops. Taste is medium malt-some sweet (English) nutty/some chocolate, secondary earthy/metallic hops. Occasional. OK/mild carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11663) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of malt and caramel with a hop nose. Flavor is bitter hop and caramel malts. Fizzy and warm palate.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy hops, caramel and some toastiness. The taste is peppery, spicy hops with toasted malts. Medium bodied. Kinda bland but not bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: XXX-mas Ale
slightly hazy amber, clear deep ruby red
Name: XXX-mas Ale
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
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish/amber pour. Off white head. Toffee, light spice and maybe a hint of dark dried fruit. Flavor is lightly spicy, reminds me of some type of christmas cookie with a light hop background.
hopdog (10783) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel and just all around earthy. I really didn’t get too much out of this one and wrote down all around bland. Thinner body.
crossovert (10681) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottlw with a shiny silver label. It has nothign noting what vintage it is, I am assuming 2010.
It pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. The head doesn’t stick for a huge amount of time and recedes with some decent lacing.
The smell is pretty hoppy for a Christmas beer. It ahs some nice citrus. There is also a papery smell and dark bread.
The flavor is kind of dull, it is a watery brown ale. Nothing exciting about it. Metallic flavor.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-29-2010 04:23:24
Sammy (10566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish tinge. Above average carbonation. Initially yeast and then malt, spice in background. Mediumm mouthfeel, with a bit of water.