Winter and Christmas beers

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Beers specifically brewed for consumption over Christmas and the winter months are becoming more commonplace. These winter warmers are typically full-bodied with a high alcohol strength, often giving them an extended shelf-life meaning they can be laid down for future Christmases as they develop in the bottle. They are also often flavoured with spices and other seasonal ingredients.


Anchor Christmas Ale 3/5

Box Steam Christmas Box Blonde 4/5
This Christmasy golden ale is described as being "a hoppy, citrus Christmas ale".

Box Steam Christmas Box Dark 4/5
First released in November 2012 as a Christmas-themed limited edition, this porter styled ale is described on the label as being "a dark and spicy Christmas ale".

Brains Santa's Beard 3.5/5
Santa's Beard is a milk stout brewed with roasted barley and five different malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Crystal, Brown and Chocolate malts with lactose sugar providing balancing sweetness. Santa's Beard is designed to be drunk with cheese or Christmas pudding.

BrewDog Christmas Porter 4/5

BrewDog Hoppy Christmas festive pale ale 4/5

BrewDog Santa Paws 3/5

Brooklyn Winter Ale 5/5

Burton Bridge Festive Christmas Porter 4/5

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By The Horns Jolly's Revenge Festive Stout 3.5/5

De Koninck Winter Ale 4.5/5

De Ranke Père Noël 5/5
Père Noël is a Belgian strong pale ale brewed by Brewery De Ranke with pale malt, Munich malt, Caramel malt, Brewers Gold hops and Hallertau hops and has the addition of liquorice.

Delirium Christmas / Delirium Noël 4.5/5

Dorothy Goodbodys Christmas Ale 4/5

Dorothy Goodbody's Christmas Cracker ale 4/5

Dubuisson Scaldis Noel 5/5

Erdinger Schneeweie 3.5/5

Gauloise Christmas Beer 4.5/5

Goose Island Christmas Ale 5/5

Gordon Christmas Ale 4/5

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Gulpener WinterVrund Winterbier 3.5/5

Hook Norton Twelve Days 4/5

Indigo Imp Winter Solstice 3.5/5

Pickled Santa Christmas Ale 3/5

Ridgeway Bad Elf Winters Ale 4/5

Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf 3.5/5

Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf 3.5/5

Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf 4/5

St Feuillen Cuvee de Noel 4/5

St Peter's Christmas Ale 4/5

Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 4/5
This winter warmer style ale from Kent's Shepherd Neame is also available on draught during December.

Shepherd Neame Rudolph's Reward Ale 2.5/5

Slaapmutske Christmas Beer 3.5/5

Titanic Christmas Ale 2.5/5

Warm Welcome Nut Brown Ale 4/5

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