You cannot escape it any longer – Christmas is coming! With it, we have already seen a large number of spirits companies launching new products and providing us with a large list of recipes to enjoy their drinks, but if you want something delicious to try without the fuss of mixing why not head to your local and try one of Nicholson’s Pubs fantastic festive ales.
There are seven ales in total, each one is festive themed, bringing a rich mixture of things to try – and as there are seven of them you can sample a couple a week up until the big day itself!
The Christmas Ales range includes:
Ding Dong (4.5% ABV – Andwell) – A warm chestnut beer with a rich marmalade aroma
The Only Way Is Santa (5.2% ABV- Brentwood) – A rich ruby beer with a smooth malt character, Willamette hops give this beer spicy, blackcurrant aromas and flavours. Plums and cinnamon have been added to compliment the beers character with a delectably rich flavour and a gentle spice.
Santa’s Oatmeal Stout SOS (4.8% ABV – Broughton) – Bursting with oatmeal and chocolate aromas, this dark brown ale uses a blend of five malts and oats, delivering a mouthful of smooth roasted flavours and a lingering rich taste.
Elves Bells (4.0% ABV – Moorhouse) – A deep chestnut brown coloured ale, brewed with Maris Otter malted barley and crystal malt to give hints of sweet malt, biscuit and caramel tones. Balanced by the use of cascade hops to give floral and spice notes on the nose, there is a pleasant full bitterness in the aftertaste.
Meads Must (4.7% ABV – Oxfordshire) – A superb dark ruby red ale with a hint of honey and quince.
London Winter Ale (4.6% ABV – Sambrookes) – A deep red ale which takes its spicy aroma from a blend of English hops. With a rich sweet and tangy taste this beer is an ideal accompaniment to steak, venison, game and Christmas Pudding.
Five Gold Rings (4.8% ABV – Vale) – A dark mahogany coloured brew with an aroma of roasted malt, the taste of fruit and subtle spice flavours are followed by a long , warm and slightly bitter finish.
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