Red Hill Christmas Ale 2012

Red Hill Brewery

Published November 29, 2012

This beer brewed in the depths of the Victorian winter to be ready in time for the festive season is one of Red Hill's longest-serving seasonals and, as with Christmas itself, is reassuringly consistent in its quality, albeit with a welcome lack of family arguments and late night meat sweats. A Belgian Dubbel by style, it's the colour of brandy snaps, pouring with a big, white head and full of dried fruit and spices of the star anise and cinnamon variety. It's moderately boozy at this relatively young age ('tis 8.3 per cent, after all) but not in any way that diminishes the drinking pleasure. Complex, zesty, spicy and dry at the finish, it could solve any Christmas Day family fallout (or at least dull the pain), perhaps even more so if you can keep your mitts off your bottles until Christmas 2013...

Belgian Dubbel
Red Hill Brewery

88 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South
VIC 3937

(03) 5989 2959
Open Hours

Open Thurs to Sun plus public holidays: 11am to 6pm
Longer opening in summer.