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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Blechhhh. No aroma hardly at all. Decent lacing from the off white head. But there is just no flavor here, definitely no flavor making it a Christmas beer. Awfully light and delicate. Glad I only bought 1.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Light amber with a small white head. Peppery aroma and flavor. Kind of spicy, yet strangely bland. Mostly just caramel malt with a dash of spice. Thin. Not a lot going for it. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Pour is amber with some definite red and copper. Hazy with light foam. Nose is of feight hops and christmas. This beer actually smells like Christmas. I’ll give it some props for that. Tastes pretty poor. Watery, light lagerish, soapy, with some small amount of hops. Mehhh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pilsnerrogge (2678) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle, 5.5% abvDark orangey brown with a foamy head. Aroma is some faint notes of caramel, licorice and spices. Flavour is sour malt, bitter spices and some caramel. Stale and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
r464 (2124) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Skunky and a bit watery which is surprising given the alcohol content. A bit of maltiness overall with some sweetness and nutty flavors as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
steelhead3686 (257) - Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours a clear, dark, amber color with at large white to caramel head. A light hops (flowers and spruce) and equal malt (spice and nuts). The taste is light to medium bitter and a slight hint of sweetness. The body is light with a creamy, slick texture. The carbonation is average and the finish is bitter and pleasing. This isn’t a beer I will be looking for when winter comes round again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2022) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
honestly, more or less like regular Abita, with a bit more spice and bite to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkoi421 (11) - - MAY 19, 2013
Drinking this in may so it may be a tad old. Pours a nice amber hue with a good off white head providing ample lacing. Hoppier than would have imagined with a thin body

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (932) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Below average. Weak aroma and a really plain taste. Wasn’t expecting much but still drinkable in a pinch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjohnny (440) - - NOV 24, 2015
Smells like a Christmas tree....so it's got that. Pours a cloudy reddish honey amber with a thick foamy very light tan head. Pine, earth, bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel. It's not bad or anything.

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