I think I’ve mentioned, a few times, that the standard things from Bell’s, like Oberon and Two-Hearted Ale, do nothing for me, but their other things like stouts and seasonal things? I do like those. So, we’re getting to the winter beers, even though it’s 70 degrees outside, and this Christmas Ale should be just what Krampus ordered.
It’s not a traditional winter warmer, though. According to their website, it’s going to be a bit of a Scottish Ale, instead with “Michigan-grown malt from the Bell’s Farm in Shepherd, Michigan to impart dry, toasted notes along with subtle toffee flavors. A blend of hops from Michigan and the Pacific Northwest lend an earthy, herbal aroma to compliment your holiday menu, not overpower it.” Well, that sounds good to me. I like the sound of it, already.
The brew has an ABV of 5.5%, so it’s drinkable. BeerAdvocate rates it at 81 with no Bros Score. Untappd has it at 3.5 caps out of 5. Rate Beer gives it a 50 Overall with a style score of only 31. Have you tried it, yet? What did you think? If you haven’t or just have a hankering for more, then head down to 915 Burke Street and get your sixer of it. Tell them it’s the beer of the week and you’ll get 5% off your order. Tune in late tonight or early tomorrow to hear what Caitlin, Danielle, Gerald, Matt and I think about it.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“A sessionable alternative to traditional spiced winter warmers…” – Bell’s website