Christmas beer

5 products

5 products

Beer Wintermess 8% Brasserie de la Senne | Bière de Noël
62,16 Kč
Belgique Bio Bouteille Brune Bruxelles

Aromas of caramel and chocolate with a creamy mousse and fruity undertones.

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Beer Dark Winter 6.6% Brasserie de la Cambre | Bière de Noël
64,64 Kč
Belgique Bouteille Brune Bruxelles
A seasonal brown beer, Dark Winter is a real winter beer inspired by Christmas abbey beers. Generous on the palate, it coats the palate with a thousand oriental flavors.
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Beer Pere Noel 8% De Ranke | Bière de Noël
49,73 Kč
Belgique Bouteille Brune Hainaut

Bitter amber beer with liquorice.

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Beer Gla-Gla 7.5% Brasse & Vous | Bière de Noël
73,34 Kč
Belgique Bouteille Brune Liege
A dark Belgian beer, brewed according to the tradition of "Christmas beer". It contains a light touch of spice thanks to the aromatic pepper used when boiling the must.
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Beer Expérience Blonde De Noël 7.5% Pays-Noir | Bière de Noël
55,94 Kč
Belgique Bouteille Brune Hainaut

Very hoppy, it has aromas of bitter grapefruit and does not have too much body despite its high alcohol content.

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Story of Christmas beer

Christmas beers come to us from northern countries like Denmark or Sweden.

The tradition of brewing strong, dark and spicy beers quickly arrived to our regions.

The spices most used for Christmas beers are cinnamon, liquorice, ginger, citrus zest or cloves.

This addition of spice is linked to the fact that the brewers used the remains of the grain harvested the previous season to make room for the following harvest. The spices were there to mask any infection in the grain that had already aged a lot.

Today this is no longer the case, some breweries even brew their Christmas beers throughout the year. The craze for strong beers in Belgium means that this style is in demand all year round by many consumers.

The Christmas beers are all rather strong (from 8 to 13%) and generally brown or amber but always very dark, although there are a few exceptions such as the Bons-Vœux from the Dupont brewery which is a bitter blond beer at 9.5% (quite the opposite to other Christmas beers).

Even if the style comes to us from northern Europe, we can easily say that they were developed in Western Europe and mainly in France, Germany and Belgium. It's also clear that the style isn't going away anytime soon, even if Christmas were to cease to be celebrated.

They are therefore full-bodied and full-bodied beers are to be consumed in moderation.

 

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