The Twelve Beers of Christmas- VII

Tree Brewing Spiced Ale

For Christmas beer number seven, we make our way to the fair city of Kelowna, British Columbia.  The brewers at Tree Brewing release their Spiced Reserve Ale each year in limited quantities (a Christmas “Tree” if you will).

The ale is an inviting dark chestnut-brown with a tight tan head.  The aroma shows lots of malt and ginger, with root beer and vanilla notes floating around.  On the palate there is a strong spice and hop presence countered by a caramel, vanilla sweetness. A creamy, warming mouthfeel leads to a long, beautifully balanced finish.  The beer says good-bye with a caramel/ toffee flavor that is matched perfectly by a sharp hop edge.  It may be a Reserve Ale, but I certainly have no reservations about it.


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