Every year to celebrate the holiday season, we brew up our Christmas Ale, and with each year we change the recipe slightly so that you have something special to look forward to. Traditionally, our Christmas Ale is a complex brown ale that develops well in the bottle for up to five years.
Appearance: Hazy amber-brown with two fingers of light tan head.
Smell: Sugary with burnt toffee and hints of spices; a touch of roast and caramel malts.
Taste: Sweet and caramel-rich, slightly buttery. Very tasty, reminds me of rich candies—not quite bon-bons, more caramlized sugars and nuts. Spicy aftertaste, kind of mace-y or clovey.
Mouthfeel: A bit fuller than medium-bodied, with a sticky-sweet presence.
Overall: Very good, way too easy to drink and the candy body steals the show.