We have a range of 25 festive ales for you to try. You can download the full tasting notes by clicking here, or scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Here are some of our favourites:
BUTCOMBE CHRIS MOOSE 4.1% ABV
Butcombe Brewery, Somerset. Est. 1978
This deep red-coloured beer has an initial rich flavour, with full, dry-roasted notes developing – to create a real depth of flavour and a pleasing, balanced bitterness.
Hops: Bramling Cross, WGV
MORDUE TINSEL TOON 4.3% ABV
Mordue Brewery, Tyne & Wear. Est. 1995
This smooth Christmas beer is deep amber in colour, with a pleasing, fruity aroma which leads to a subtle citrus flavour, before culminating in a sweet malt finish.
Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Magnum, Summit
ORKNEY CLOOTIE DUMPLING 4.3% ABV
Orkney Brewery, Orkney. Est. 1988
This seasonal beer is a light tawny colour, with a rich, fruity nose, leading to a soft, rounded palate with seasonal spices to finely complement the malt and hop flavours.
Hops: Bramling Cross, First Gold, Fuggles
WHARFEBANK ANGEL DELIGHT 4.5% ABV
WharfeBank Brewery, West Yorkshire. Est. 2010
This full-bodied golden ale is brewed using a delicate blend of malt and hops, resulting in a smooth, balanced flavour, with generous citrus and spicy notes emerging.
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Pilgrim, Summit
WICKWAR A CHRISTMAS TALL TALE 4.5% ABV
Wickwar Brewery, Gloucestershire. Est. 1990
This russet-coloured seasonal ale is created by a combination of rye and the finest malts, resulting in a full, balanced flavour, with hints of spice and a subtle hoppy finish.
Hops: Goldings, Magnum
BATEMANS ROSEY NOSEY 4.9% ABV
Batemans Brewery, Lincolnshire. Est. 1874
This consistently popular seasonal brew is deep amber in colour, with a seductively spicy aroma and full-bodied character – rich, fruity and full of malt flavours.
Hops used: Challenger, Goldings
EXMOOR EXMAS 5.0% ABV
Exmoor Ales, Somerset. Est. 1980
This strong, ruby-coloured ale has a smooth, moreish flavour, its flowery and citrus hop aroma being balanced by the richness of the malt flavour which develops into a finish of spicy and fruity hop notes.
Hops: Celeia, Challenger, Fuggles, Goldings, Styrian