Advent Beer Calendar 2008: Day 22: Festive Christmas Porter

Festive Christmas Porter (label)Today’s pick is from the Burton Bridge Brewery in Burton-Upon-Trent, England: their Festive Christmas Porter. This is an easy-drinking holiday ale at 4.5% alcohol; it’s describe by the brewery as a "Fruity beer with a distinctive bitter after palate."

Personally, I hear "porter + fruit" and I can’t help thinking "fruitcake." (I’m one of those rare people who love fruitcake.) Yum!

BeerAdvocate grade: B (1 review). RateBeer score, which thinks it’s actually their regular Porter: 3.12/5, 53rd percentile.