I love the Christmas season. Its a great time for remembering the fact that Jesus came to the world to be a savior for ALL mankind. I don’t care what everyone’s views are but He came for each and every one of us. It also is a great time of year to spend some more time with friends and family and share in some good brews.
Well being the Christmas season I figured I had to try and sample at least one Christmas Ale. This year we’ve got Goose Island’s Christmas Ale. This one is a traditional brown ale for that holiday season. This one is meant to warm, it weighs in with 7.3% ABV, which will get those warm feelings going without smacking you straight over the head. This beer is a light caramel chocolate color. Its your typical brown ale.
If I’m going to have a brown ale, I’d much rather go with a new castle which has more of a nuttyness and bite to it. I just wasn’t really impressed with this beer. It was just par for the course on nose and taste. It goes down easy and I wouldn’t pass it up for a macrobrew, but it just didn’t do it for me. I’d give it a 2 out of 5. Hope you all are enjoying the season, more posts to come as we enjoy the break. 🙂