Drink Schlafly Christmas Ale

Schlafly Christmas Ale

Relevant Links:
Christmas Ale (Schlafly Website)
Schlafly Christmas Ale (BeerAdvocate.com)
Schlafly Christmas Ale (RateBeer.com)


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I split the beer into four cups. One for my sister, two for my friends, and one for myself. Happy drinking.

I wrote: "Certainly has a load of Christmas spices. Possibly a load of nutmeg. Lovely smell. The taste is similar to the nose. I feel a nice warmth in my belly." 10:58 PM PDT

I will certainly keep my eye out for Schlafly Christmas Ale this upcoming November and/or December.

Website Information:
Christmas Ale

Available November-December

ABV: 8% | IBU: 30

APPEARANCE: Deep copper, bright
PROCESS: Spiced with orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves
HOPS: Hallertau Tradition
MALTS: 2-row and caramel malted barley, Munich malt, chocolate malt, honey
YEAST: American Ale
OG: 18.2
SRM: 20
Our Christmas Ale is brewed to encompass the tastes of the holiday season. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom and cloves are added for spiciness. We use honey in the fermentation process, which raises the ABV without producing too much heat from the alcohol content.

Many breweries produce richer, higher alcohol beers for the winter holiday season, bolder than their year-round offerings. The inspiration for this beer came from spiced holiday beverages such as wassail and mulled wines. Around the holidays, the sweet and spicy aromas, not to mention the booze, in such libations tend to smooth the rougher edges of enjoying each other’s company and spreading goodwill.

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