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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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Remembered this being a little better last year. Chestnut-colored, slight hop bitterness. A little fruit, really a deluxe amber kind of brew. Watery and thin though. Not bad for Abita, but not that great either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartzluke (322) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2015
2014 recipe. 6 oz pour from refrigerated bottled into a sniffer glass. Pours hazy, nearly opaque with a finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left lots of lacing. Nose is spices, earth, and malt. Mouthfeel is moderate, though a bit watery. Tastes like a Christmas tree (and not in a bad way!). Lots of pine and spruce, plus some baking spices. Otherwise a mediocre brown ale. Nothing incredible, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This is a fairly respectable Christmas brew, although it missed the typical Abita "spring water" taste. This is one of the lighter Christmas beers you will drink and it pretty refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2004 12 oz bottle. Poured a dark red with nice tan head. Aroma was malty, with a bit of spice. Flavor was bit of caramel, malt, and some mystery spice. Not much left on the palate. Average beer, not much for a winter style.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown, clear color with a small, frothy brownish head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, and butterscotch. Palate is medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a long finish. Tastes of a strange combination of weird sugar, sours, and a strange aftertaste. You cannot drink this beer without making a very funny face.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Opaque brown pour, low head and lace. Peppery alcoholic aroma. Strange orange peel with green apple, spicy, pepper. Thick and slightly unpleasant. A hint of cinnamon, I think they were going for a hot apple cider flavor, could be worse.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TattooJack (278) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I donít think this beer was in season, the best before date was marked 3/14/12 (bought on 9/7/14) I didnít see that until after I finished the 6-pack. Nice brown ale, hope I donít die.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2008
aroma of this beer is very light hop , for this beer likes are deceiving the flavor for this beer is absent . the hops are there on the palate but leaves you mouth very quick overall this not the best christmas ale. but diffidently drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2007
(2007 Season) Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Produced a slightly cloudy amber body with a small off-white head which quickly diminished to a white ring. A light, but not unpleasant nose with notes of chocolate and hops. This ale has a light bitterness with fairly decent mouthfeel (medium body and carbonation). This seems to be a fairly well balanced ale with good hops and heavily toasted coffee notes at the end, though it is somewhat overpowered by the carbonation. This ale seemed to improve as the it warmed which brought out itís character. Not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
caramel, bread, nuts, resin, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, red, brown, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, long finish,


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