Bell’s Christmas Ale Review

Here’s a beer to drink with lunch or dinner or snacks when you don’t want the flavors of the beer to take center stage. Bell’s Brewery of Comstock, Michigan created a scotch ale they simply call, Christmas Ale.

Christmas Ale pours dark copper with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. It has a earthy malt aroma, caramel with some bread and spice. Bell’s says there are no added spices, it achieved through the malts and hops. The flavor begins with very light caramel, toasted malts and some bitterness from hops. It’s dry, not sweet. I think Bell was aiming for drinkable, and that’s how I’d describe this beer. It’s 5.5% ABV and trying not to stand out.

Bell used 100% Michigan two-row barley malt and mixture of Michigan and Pacific Northwest hops. Bell’s Christmas Ale will please those who are not looking for a heavy, spiced, out-there, Christmas beer. Enjoy!

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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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