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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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz bottle. cloudy amber color, light tan head. light spice nose. a bit watery tasting, faint spice.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dlihcsnatas (457) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 *2012* I have got to quit taking a chance on this brewery. As with most everything they put out it has that dirt flavor to it. Not sure if that is from the water in thier area but everything they do has that muddy water taste. Other than that this one has an odd taste of something like licorish that just doesn’t do it for me. Yet another big fail from Abita. -This is what I said last year- ..... Now for this year! OK forgot how bad this one was last year. Rated it as a 1 last year but by my mistake saw a sampler sitting there and grabbed it not looking over my notes. I think I was too much into the christmas spirit last year to call it a 1 because this is among the most awful tasting mess. Did the brewer scorch the batch? Did someone forget that clean water is a must? Why does this taste like burnt bread? NASTY! that is all I can say about it. Got to remember never buy Abita.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (442) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Dark amber; hips dominates the nose with citrus and pine; hoppy oily bitter finish; tastes like an American pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (440) - North Dakota, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
2012. Pours dark brown with a slightly tanned head. Aroma of caramel, some coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Not bad for a Christmas brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (438) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
copper pour with small off white head. I know this brewer is known for it’s euro style malty beers, but this one is more than a little off balance. bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours a dark amber with no head. Aroma of malts, some nutmeg and hops. Similar taste. Slight hop finish. No flavors really stand out, different than most Christmas seasonals, old bottle perhaps mellowed this one out.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours an amber color with a small, white head. Mildly spiced aroma, a touch of cinnamon. Watery body, metallic taste, a little caramel and vanilla. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Sweet aroma. Brown/Copper color. There was actually quite a bit going on with the flavor... Somewhat thick malty sweet... also yeasty with maybe just a hint of something peppery. Good :-)

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 I’ve suffered lately. I have to say, they know how to brew beer in Covington, LA

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (403) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Heavy on the malts and a hint of spice thrown in. Minimal hop presence, but just not easy on the palate like it should be.


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