Abita Christmas AleChristmas Ale

Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Springs, LA

Type of Beer: Dark ale

ABV: 5.6%

The aroma is like a pine wreath hanging on the front door welcoming you inside. The burnt umber colored ale has ruby highlights and a host of interesting flavors. We detected Tootsie Roll, green tea and a brown bread, like a light pumpernickel. It’s the kind of beer that’s great for being inside a heated log cabin with a snowstorm swirling outside, said one of our tasters.

This beer was reviewed by John Holl, Dustan Lilas, Lee Movic and Kelsey Roth on Dec. 5, 2014, at the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA. Photography by Peter Johnstone. Read more reviews from the tasting.