Abita – Christmas Ales

The Abita Christmas Ale shines as a true contender on my holiday tasting this year. I found the Abita Christmas Ale to be a beautiful hue of dark orange copper.   With a determined stream of bubbles the effervescence disappears into a nice think head. Hints of citrus, chocolate truffle, caramel and brown sugar lend to a wonderfully balanced mouth with roasted and caramelized nuttiness.   The hops lend to a balanced bitterness somewhat moderate to the bright tastes experienced.   This is a memorable beer that displays consistency year over year making it a house favorite

Abita – Sweet Orange Lager

The Abita Sweet Orange Lager is a beer that is surprisingly very comfortable within a portfolio of Winter Seasonal Brews. Louisiana Sweet Oranges form the base for this classic Pilsner style beer.   A traditional “Sour” style in the German sense, the wheat malts are complimented with the bright acidity of the orange showcasing a beautiful array of citrus aroma and flavor.

Contributor Shawn Klumpjan screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-9-41-40-am