Belgian Christmas beer has a particular style. It’s rich, malty, and sweet. Many brewers in the United States make a Christmas beer, but not using the Belgian style. Particularly Northwest breweries tend toward hoppy beers brewed with a few herbs and spices. Good, but nothing like a Belgian. pFriem’s Belgian-Style Christmas Ale is different. It could be from Belgium.
pFriem brewed this beer as a Dubble, malty and rich. There’s coriander and Belgian dark candi sugar in the brew. The results are a full bodied, rich malty beer with toffee and smooth milk chocolate in the background. It’s 8% ABV and entirely delightful.