10 Best Christmas Beers of 2013

There are many great Christmas beers available. Here are my 10 best Christmas beers of 2013. These are Christmas beers that have a depth and warmth and complexity that stand apart from standard excellent Christmas beers. Click on the link to see a photo and my review.

The 10 Best Christmas Beers of 2013

  1. Scaldis Noël is a Belgian strong dark ale and everything I hope for in a Christmas beer.
  2. St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is a Belgian Quadrupel with loads of flavors. A go-to Christmas beer!
  3. De Dolle Brouwers Stille Nacht is a marvelous old-school Belgian filled with complexity.
  4. Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Bier is the world’s biggest true lager at 14% and a treat.
  5. Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws a bottle conditioned barley wine that you can age for years to come.
  6. Delirium Noël is a Christmas beer that may leave you seeing pink elephants.
  7. Schooner EXACT Hoppy the Woodsman is a true Christmas beer with a bourbon barrel-aged West Coast spin.
  8. The Lost Abbey Gift Of The Magi a complex, malty French farmhouse-style beer with a touch of Brettanomyces funk.
  9. Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a bottle fermented dark Belgian ale.
  10. Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout is big, bold, and warming with a long finish.

Question: What are your favorite Christmas beers from 2013? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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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