Coach House Brewing – Three Kings Christmas Ale 5.2%
This is a golden ale with malty aromas. The taste has malt and sweet orange notes, and a following hop bitterness. A rather light coloured ale for a typical Christmas beer but had orange warmth. Overall it tastes like a darker ale.
This is the Christmas seasonal offering from the brewery based within The Brew House in Bath. It is a dark red ale with a spicy aroma. The taste is a slightly sharp start, with a full Christmas spicy and fruity follow-on. A porter style and a good Christmas, seasonal ale.
This is a chestnut coloured ale with a sweet toffee aroma. It has a warming sweet bitter taste with toffee notes making this a good winter seasonal ale from this Stourbridge brewery in the West Midlands 5*
This is a golden amber strong ale, with good malty aroma with toffee notes. It has a strong warming flavour of malts, toffee and hop bitterness reminiscent of the lighter coloured barley wines. It is a good warming winter and Christmas ale from this Cornish Brewer based near Launceston. This gets my 5* rating but watch the strength.
Hatherwood Craft Beer Co (Lidl) – The Winter Warmer 5.5%
This is a dark red ale with an aroma of sweet spice and coffee. The taste is immediately sweet and spicy, with hints of spicy stewed apple and a biscuity coffee follow-on. This is a true Christmas ale giving warmth and spiciness.
This ale was brewed in conjunction with Michelin Starred Chef Kevin Love. It is brewed with the addition of a special spicy mulling syrup making it a truly spicy Christmas ale.
Hatherwood Craft Beer Co. is a Lidl own label, supplying a range of craft bottled ales. This excellent Christmas ale has been brewed for Lidl by the Hogs Back Brewery in Farnham Surrey.
Produced by this Scottish commercial, ginger based, alcoholic drinks company. This is a seasonal variation on their normal alcoholic, ginger based beer. It is a sweet golden beer with pleasant spiced ginger, cinnamon and orange-zest aromas. The taste has cinnamon and orange notes of Christmas pudding with a good ginger bite.
If your into alcoholic ginger beers this is a good seasonal version for winter and particularly Christmas.