Dan opens Fun Old-Fashioned Family Christmas, a Christmas Ale from Alewerks Brewing Company, as a gift from Secret Santa in Virginia.
STYLE: Winter Ale (Christmas Ale Brewed with Spices)
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce cans, Draft (Seasonal)
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can, website, and Untappd.
Darker brown with a tannish head.
Allspice and nutmeg hit first, followed by orange peel, ginger, vanilla, clove, and cinnamon after.
All spices are present on the palate, but do not overpower one another and are not cloying how some winter ales present.
Fuller body with an appropriate carbonation and velvety mouthfeel.
Fireplace beer after a meal or perhaps with a fruitcake or rum cake. A lighter-bodied cigar might be a fun pairing as well.
A huge thank you to Hamilton and Michelle for sharing this one via Secret Santa.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.