Sunday, December 23, 2012

2 Beers to Christmas: Bell's Christmas Ale

We are about to the end of our countdown and appropriately enough, tonight is a sip of something close to home.  Bell's, based in Michigan, has been churning out some pretty amazing beers over the last twenty seven years.  Their Christmas Ale is always a solid perennial must have.  Christmas Ale is not my favorite beer in their stable (hello, Hopslam!), but a good one nonetheless.

2 Beers to Christmas: Bells Christmas Ale

Christmas Ale is full of sweet malt, with a bit of bready-ness going through it.  The sweetness gives way to some earthy hops and a bit of pepper.  There is a mild smokiness that runs throughout.  Easy drinking and interesting enough to grab another.