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.
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.