Samuel Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout Review

The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) brewed us a sweet and spiced gingerbread treat of a Christmas beer. It’s built like a stout, and tastes like a spiced ale.

Merry Maker pours nearly black with a brown, firm head of foam. It has aromas of cloves, ginger, and a whiff of licorice (anise). It tastes of pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and molasses. The ginger mixes with roasted malts for a strong finish. It’s lightly hopped at 25 IBU with East Kent Goldings and Fuggles. The alcohol comes in at 9% ABV and is not detectable in either the nose or taste.

Add Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout to the dessert menu for a liquid treat after dinner.

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    While it’s difficult to picture Santa as a young man, he was once. He met the future Mrs. Claus one snowy night when she offered him a winter ale that she brewed herself. It was love at first sight – for both the Mrs. and her winter ales. With Santa’s growing fame, his favorite brews became named after his favorite day – Christmas. Santa now travels the world each year to spread the joy that began in a stable in Bethlehem two millennia ago.

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