1. Rack of lamb with mint jelly
2. Soups with woodsy, earthy or roasted veggies.
Other Examples: Anchor Our Special Ale, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Goose Island Christmas Ale
Serving Temp: 50°- 55°
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Chalice, Goblet
Aroma: Big piney-forest hop aroma, rich malt sweetness reminiscent of a barleywine with a woodsy, eucalyptus undertone.
Appearance: Dark amber to brown with a frothy, light tan head.
Flavor: An earthy pine bitterness with citrus notes greets you first with a pleasant malt sweetness (caramel) with on the finish. As it warms the holiday spices and malt flavors become more pronounced.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied beer that becomes full bodied as it warms.