In this winter beer blog, we are going to sample several beers from Abita Brewery. The first one is their Christmas Ale. Abita Brewery was founded in 1986. It is located at Abita Springs, Louisiana. They brew several different beer styles from Lagers and Ales. They are best known for their Purple Haze, which will be reviewed on this blog in a later date. Let us get into this Christmas Ale.
It has a clear dark amber color with big bubble and white head. The aroma has ginger to cinnamon notes. The taste has ginger, cinnamon, and slight caramel notes. The aftertaste has ginger finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.abita.com):
Abita Christmas Ale (November – December) rounds out our calendar. Each year at the Abita Brewery we craft a special dark ale for the holiday season. The recipe changes each year so that Abita Christmas Ale is always the perfect gift. Its spicy character is excellent with traditional holiday foods such as gingerbread or spiced nuts. Try some blue cheese or a creamy Camembert with a Christmas Ale.
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Closing, I do not get into too many Christmas beers. This brew has a nice aroma of ginger and cinnamon notes. I love the tasting experience of all the spices. This is a pretty good beer for a winter season. Here is my only problem I have with most or all Christmas Beers. They are way to spiced up. There is nothing wrong with that because most people are looking for that in their beer in winter season. This brew is not over the top like most Christmas beers. It is just right for me. I enjoyed this Christmas Ale. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser