Red Hill Brewery Christmas Ales 2017

Style
Christmas Ales

Red Hill's Christmas Ale has been around almost as long as the brewery itself, a faithful old friend each time the holiday period rolls around. For 2017, it's got a buddy too in the shape of a brandy-soaked barrel aged version that's been bottled in seriously limited numbers.

The original will be familiar to those who've ventured there before, with sweet, sticky malts and candi sugar joining ripe banana and sweet spices in its murky copper belly. There's a suggestion of booziness on the nose, confirmed by the lip-tickling heat that builds as the glass empties.

The barrel aged version is darker in colour, lower in carbonation and delivers much of the above flavour and aroma characteristics, albeit with more intensity and hints of cherry and marzipan for added Christmas cakiness.

Published December 21, 2017

Name
Red Hill Brewery
Address

88 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South
VIC 3937

Phone
(03) 5989 2959
Open Hours

Open Thurs to Sun: 11am to 7pm
Dec 28 to Jan 31, 2024 hours:
Open seven days 11am to 7pm

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