Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale

Gritty Christmas

I found this holdover from the holidays in the back of the fridge and decided to give it another try. My first taste was a few weeks back and it didn’t blow me away, so I wasn’t in a rush to post about it. I’m a big fan of Gritty’s Black Fly Stout, so I decided to give this a try.

This beer isn’t a spice bomb like other holiday ales, but it does have a fruity flavor I can’t quite place. It’s a bit tart, almost like cherries, but the malts do a good job of holding it in check. It’s smell is a bit off, but the color is beautiful. Overall, this is a good beer, just not my cup of tea (so to speak).

Taste: B- …Fruity and bready, with a hint of hops.

Drinkability: B …A little boozy.

Packaging: C …Nice throwback label design, but no info about what’s in the bottle.

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