The Twelve (New) Beers of Christmas, Day 12-Christmas Ale, Brouwerij St. Bernardus (Belgium)

Written By: Dion on 12/25/2014

I purchased this beer way back in January, with the plan being to drink it today, and it was certainly a good call. The nose resembles a Christmas kitchen as raisins, plums, and baked dessert breads linger in the air. On the tongue, the fruit sweetness has the delicacy of spun sugar, with caramel malt coexisting peacefully alongside cinnamon, nutmeg, and coriander. Beautifully balanced. If you see this, I'd advise buying it now and saving it for the next holiday season.