Christmas Old Ale
If Dark Beer Season was a tree, the Christmas Old Ale would be the star at the very top.
At 5.6%, it’s the Bonfire Beer’s older, more sensible cousin. A festive special with all of the warmth from an open hearth, this is a traditional English ale which was designed with the twelve nights firmly in mind.
The Christmas Old conjures up a gentle whirl of festive flavours: woody, roasted chesnuts; notes of spruce and pine; and deep oaky malt.
On cask, this beer becomes hotly anticipated as soon as the nights start drawing in and the leaves begin to fall – with whole batches of the stuff spoken for before they’ve even left the tanks!
If you’re lucky enough to have an Old in your glass this year, a very merry Christmas to you, from all of us at Three Acre.