Tis the season for big, warming beers. Might as well shove a bunch of malty Christmas beers in your face. Why not start off with one of the best right off the bat? St. Bernardus has been making beers since the 1940's but this ale is one of their newer brews, and only available around this time of year. Christmas ale is a quadruple, or a belgian strong ale, and is quite strong at 10%abv. The flavors are great for those cold nights. Candy sugar, dark fruits, malty and bready. It's even a bit spicy. This thicker red-brown ale should be your holiday night cap after opening all your presents and gorging yourself on hams and turkeys. Cheers!

My Score: 92

Rate Beer: 99

Beer Advocate: 95