dlihcsnatas (464) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. cloudy amber color, light tan head. light spice nose. a bit watery tasting, faint spice.
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly spicy aroma, bitter taste, slightly oily mouthfeel. Alcohol ha some presence. Meh.
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benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber; hips dominates the nose with citrus and pine; hoppy oily bitter finish; tastes like an American pale ale.
BillHick420 (444) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012. Pours dark brown with a slightly tanned head. Aroma of caramel, some coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Not bad for a Christmas brew.
6ROW (438) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 :-)
weitz15 (406) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.