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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