No matter how much I try to get into the Christmas spirit I never really go much for seasonal American craft beer. Christmas Ale by Goose Island Beer Company doesn’t really fall into that category as it is an American Brown Ale but any beer with “Christmas” in the title brings those notions to my head.
Christmas Ale should definitely be left out for a bit before drinking as straight from refrigeration isn’t a good idea: bitter dark malt and grotesquely bitter overall. After a bit of warming the beer settles done and drinks quite well.
My orginal rating, almost two years ago, probably should be updated as Christmas Ale is better than an average beer. I would say it is in the lower eight range.
Tonight is the last Thursday night get together for Rich, Chuck, Steve, and myself. I hope all is up for a few good beers before the New Year. Enjoy!
Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 7 (25%), Look: 7 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 7.0
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