Christmas beer as the name indicates are seasonal beers brewed specially for consumption during Christmas or the winter in a number of countries.
These beers are usually strong and spiced with a variety of unusual ingredients.
Below we present to you a collection of Top 10 Christmas Beer and Holiday Ales…
I am sure you want to know about Taste, Aroma, Alcohol Content, and Reviews of these Top 10 Christmas Ales and Beers…
Christmas Beer and Holiday Ales :
1. St. Bernardus Christmas
Brewed by: Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Key ingredient: Christmas spices
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is a dark seasonal brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. This Christmas beer offers a spicy, mint-like flavor profile exuding the tastes of warming alcohol, fermented molasses, apricots, licorice and marzipan that are highligted by the perfect balance of brewing sugars. It is simply one of the best beers in the world.
2. Corsendonk Christmas
Brewed by: Brouwerij Corsendonk, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Key ingredient: Santa’s magic
This silky smooth Christmas ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty. This rich, dark joyous brew ca be the bst thing in your Christmas celebrations.
3. Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper
Festive Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper is a pricey but delicious Christmas ale. Brewed with spices and what taste like smoked malts, Mikkeller has a big enough flavor to drink while mixing with friends this christmas season.
4. Scaldis Noël
At 12.5% ABV, the little Scaldis Noël bottle contains one giant beer which has a stwet taste with a pleasant flavour of hops. Many people call it more like dessert than beer, but if it is snowing and you have a burning Yule-tide log then a sip of Scaldis Noël will definately mean a Belgian Christmas Scene!
5. Ommegang Adoration
Ommegang Adoration is a Belgian Strong Dark ale brewed with traditional Belgian spices like coriander, cardamom, mace and grains of paradise, with just a hint of orange peel. Sip it on Christmas eve sitting before a fire and you will understand why it features in our top ten list.
6. Anchor Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
With an ABV of 5.5, Anchor Merry Christmas & Happy New Year is an easy-going session beer, coaxes a lot of flavor out of a little bit of alcohol. You can have it with your friends or family during Christmastime.
7. SweetWater Festive Ale
A strong ale brewed with generous amounts of rich malt, coupled with a taint of cinnamon and mace to keep you warm and toasted during the Christmas holiday season.
8. Bell’s Christmas Ale
With an ABV of 5.4, this Scottish ale is smooth, mild and well-balanced highly drinkable christmas beer which has Christmas flavors added to it.
In contrast to many other doesn’t contain any spices: all of the dry, toasted notes & subtle toffee flavors come from the 100% Michigan-grown barley, custom malted by Briess Malting, while a blend of hops from Michigan & the Pacific Northwest lend earthy, herbal aromas.
9. Port Santa’s Little Helper
This Russian Imperial Stout style beer has a creamy head with the aroma of cocoa, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Santa’s Little Helper is packed with an unbelievable amount of flavors fighting for your winter attention.
10. Delirium Noël
Brewed by: Brouwerij Huyghe, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Key ingredient: Belgian yeast
This delicious Christmas beer is reddish brown with a tiny bubbled white lace. The mild flavours of caramel, dark fruit and spice notes hit you right up front.
Apart from the beer, its packing is also great. It comes in a lovely ceramic bottle with a pink elephant in a Santa hat.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy New Year 2017 !!!