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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.6
Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Crackery-grain aroma. Honey gold. I liked this a tad better than the Fall Fest, but that's not saying much. Bitter on the sides of the tongue. Long bitter finish. The beer appears to be mostly biscuit malt or some other dry malt, and it almost has a wheaty character. Abita's strength seems to be in accompanying Cajun chow...

2.6
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Bottle. Copper color with a laced white head. Malty and a tick body which was a little sticky.

2.6
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(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.

2.6
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2004
The taste of this ale was very thick and malty with elemnts of syrup and caramel with the aftertaste lingering. The aroma was a bit of cinammon and nutmeg maybe, very minimal, with a drak brown orange coloring. Interesting beer but not one of my favorites. The taste was not that bad but a bit overpowering on the syrup/caramel taste.

2.6
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Courtesy of the Geek,Nice dark brown color,small tannish head that had a short life then faded to leave little behind.The aroma was a nice malty caramel with a nice hop presence.The flavor wasn’t as good as the aroma let on though.Light malt with some funkyish caramel and a decent but nothing special hop presence,and maybe a mild spice coming on towards the end.I guess another brew that is worth a try but little more then that.

2.6
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2006
2005. This beer just didn’t seem to have the umph one expects in a Chritstmas/winter ale. Poured copper color with moderate head. If you work at it, you can get a nose of sweet malts and spice. These are more apparent in the flavor which yields cinnamon and nutmeg and a bit of sweetness underneath. Smooth, crisp finish with a fading bitter aftertaste. Thin going on medium body. Better Christmas ales are available.

2.6
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Nice head, pours medium brown. Aroma is faint, flavor is nutty. The beer is quite watery and not robust at all, not what is typically expected from a winter ale. Not that great.

2.6
Strykzone (7657) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours an amber body with a small head. Almost no carbonation. Aroma of malt. Flavor is malty with a harsh dry bitterness. A bit of caramel, spice, and hops rounds out the malt. An average beer at best.

2.6
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2008
bottle. tastes of brown sugar, sweet spices and chalky dry malt. taste hangs in your mouth. the spices were decent but the palate makes it less than refreshing. not one i would have again.

2.6
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2008
A hard cold pour produces a thin pancake that blows off rapidly. Residual lacing is decent. Aromas of cocoa and caramel. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Flavor of pine twined in with caramel and cocoa. The finish is bittered like green bitter stems.


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