Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 11: Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier

Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu WeihnachtsbierToday’s pick comes from Germany, but don’t let the long name in the title intimidate you: Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier is simply the Christmas Beer (literally, “Weihnachtsbier” means “Christmas Beer” in German) from the Monastery Brewery in the German town of Alpirsbach.

This Christmas Beer is a golden, easy-to-drink Festbier that comes in at 5.6% abv and may well be inspired by Christmastime in the Black Forest region of Germany. The brewery says:

A real full-bodied beer with a long brewing tradition: since 1880, we have brewed this full-bodied, very drinkable specialty beer once a year at Christmas, from the monks’ recipe from an ancient monastery. This is a spicy beer with extra high original gravity and a special aroma hop that pairs well Christmas cookies or savory dishes alike. Whether it’s the holidays or not – the Christmas beer from Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu gives any occasion a touch of festivity and conviviality.

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Untappd. BeerAdvocate: A. RateBeer: 2.75/5, 28th percentile.