by Palm Breweries

Belgium (and Europe in general) has a strong tradition of Christmas beers (‘Kerstebiers’ in Flemish).  Many breweries have a winter seasonal offering but the Anthony Martin group claim that it was Gordon Xmas Ale that started this tradition.

Whoever was responsible, they can take great credit for the tradition of delicious dark, spicy brews that are eagerly anticipated as the temperatures drop and the European winter closes in.

Gordon Xmas Ale is a dark red beer with a thick creamy head.  The nose is an inviting mix of dark ripe stone fruit, caramel malt and spices of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and coriander.

A full-bodied beer with a rich fruity malt sweetness, yet a light mouthfeel sharpened by the hops and spices.  The alcohol provides a real warmth to the lingering aftertaste.

Sit back in a comfy chair, by the fireplace, and allow this beer to warm a little to fully appreciate all it has to offer.


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