Papa Noel’s Olde Ale
This holiday ale was brewed in the English ‘old ale’ style, a
traditional strong ale style that is sometimes called a ‘winter
warmer.’ The warmth comes from the alcoholic strength of the
beer, which weighs in at about 7.2% by volume. It is an attractive
dark copper-brown hue and is extremely full-bodied. Papa Noel’s
has a pleasing sweetness from its higher-than-normal alcoholic
content, and from its complex malt foundation.This sweetness is
balanced by a hint of roasted flavor, as well as a mellow bitterness
imparted by a generous amount of English Fuggle hops. Other
flavors in evidence are bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and toffee.
Papa Noel’s Olde Ale is the perfect brew to warm the body and
nourish the soul during the cold and wet holiday season. Cheers!