OK, now THIS is more like it. After being thoroughly burned by New Belgium's holiday offering, I was a little leery of trying a new one, especially from a brewery with...uneven beers, charitably put. But no, their Christmas beer is quite nice. Deep, handsome mahogany brown in the glass, with a thin tan head. Big hops nose and bite. Definitely a beer to savor. It took me half an hour or more to get through the first pint tonight, and I definitely won't have another. At 7.4% abv, it has a punch. As a "winter warmer", I think you'll find it a strong player. Pick some up.
Reviewed: December 30, 2006