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Three Floyd’s ‘Alpha Klaus’ Christmas Porter (2012) Beer Review

Brewed by Three Floyd’s Brewing Co.

Notes:

Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Christmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and of course, tons of strange American hops. Cheers!

$8.99/Bomber

Style: American Porter

6.00% ABV

Serve at 45-50

Enjoyed from a DFH Signature glass

A: Pours a dark chocolate with ruby hues. A finger of tan head cobwebs to the bottom.

S: A huge blast of citrusy hops dominates the nose initially. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, coriander, and piney hops gives way to chocolate malts, espresso and candied sugar. Maybe even sugar cookie.

T: Bitter piney hops and roasted grains. Semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, mild vanilla tone and a strong hoppy finish. Smelling the crisp hops adds a great balance to the chocolate/espresso flavors.

M: Medium-bodied with amazing carbonation. Very creamy and chewy. This brew morphs as it warms, leaving an oily finish. Delicious.

O: I get really excited over seasonal brews, and this is proof enough why. Three Floyd’s might be my favorite brewery, gaining my respect and admiration with each passing year. This is the best seasonal porter you’ll get your hands on. It might be the best Christmas beer you’ll get your hands on. If you’re looking at this beer on a shelf, I implore you to try this complex seasonal favorite.

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2 Comments on Three Floyd’s ‘Alpha Klaus’ Christmas Porter (2012) Beer Review

  1. Creepiest looking beer cover!

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