I picked this beer up just before Thanksgiving and as anyone who has been following me on Twitter or Beerby knows that I’ve had a bunch of these since. There just seemed to be so many occasions to keep buying it. Plus, it’s good. Really good.
The beer pours a nice deep amber. First thing you get in the smell is the citrus–specifically orange peel– and a little bit of spice (pepper or the cloves–I’m not sure which). The first taste, for me, was a ton of vanilla and thickness- like they added lactose to it to beef up the body. The spices come next: cloves and cinnamon, but unlike some of the ratings on RateBeer, I didn’t think it was too much. Then again, I was expecting a decent amount of spice; it is a holiday beer after all.
To me, this beer is just pure goodness. Warm. Extremely palatable. Comforting like Mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This is the perfect beer to curl up with by a fire after a full day of wrapping Christmas presents or playing in the snow. Go out and get this beer today before it’s gone!
Pair this beer with a cover song that has been making it’s rounds on music blogs this year: a cover of “Christmas Wrapping” originally by The Waitresses. This one’s is by the indie-pop duo, Summer Camp. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!