Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 13: Abita Christmas Ale

Abita Christmas AleToday we head down to New Orleans to Abita Brewing Company for their seasonal offering, Abita Christmas Ale. Appropriately for a Christmas beer, each year is a bit different:

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.

Not sure what the alcohol content on this is exactly, though an educated guess would be around 6%. Since it’s a different recipe each year, this would be a fun beer to cellar and do vertical tastings with in later years, not unlike Sierra Nevada Celebration or Anchor’s Christmas Ale.

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