Try one Christmas Ale.
Corsendonk Christmas Ale: ABV: 8.5%
I really enjoyed drinking this beer. But there’s not much to tell you it’s a Christmas Ale. No big neon flashers like in American holiday brews. Much like the St. Bernardus, the Corsendonk drinks like a good, delish Belgian. Big maltiness with definite notes of orange peel and a bit of dry spice, like nutmeg and cinnamon on the finish. Now normally, you would say, HELLO Delk, these are the things IN a Christmas beer. And you would be right. Except that Corsendonk uses orange rind anyway, with coriander.
I am not a coriander aficionado, so I couldn’t honestly tell you it was in there. It probably is part of that spicy finish I perceive. Perhaps I need to go sniff some.
Like all Corsendonk beers, the Christmas Ale is bottle-fermented in dark, warm rooms for three weeks before release. Yum, give it to me.
I recommend trying this, and all Corsendonk beers. Check out their website by clicking here. And P.S. I want one of those cool glasses….