I would like to stop and warn you. I’ve had this beer in a bottle in two different locations this past winter. The review below describes my first tasting. My second tasting was not similar at all. I’m not sure if I had an old bottle at the second location, but all of the things that made this beer delicious were not present in that second bottle.
This beer is an amazing replica of Christmas. The smell and flavor conjure up images of decorating the Christmas tree. While this is a piney beer, it isn’t bitter, but more spruce-like. Do not open this and plan for it to taste like most other Christmas beers. There is no undernote of cinnamon or spices. The brewery’s website describes a caramel flavor, but I didn’t get that at all.
I highly recommend trying it if you can find it. It is a unique but pleasant beer to enjoy around the holidays. I don’t know if I could drink more than one since it comes only in a 22 oz. bottle and does have a strong, sharp taste. But one is definitely a great way to get in the Christmas season.