The snow of the last few days inspired me to break out one of the more unusual and rare beers I picked up up north. The Scaldis Noël is only an 8.5 oz bottle, but at 12% ABV, it’s by no means small in terms of taste.
This is really more of an after-dinner or dessert beer given its sweetness and alcohol content. It’s remarkably smooth given the ABV as well. Caramel, some nice roasty malts, raisins and plums or maybe cherries all in evidence in this medium-bodied ale.
This would be a perfect ale to have a few of on hand to share with guests after Christmas dinner, and indeed that’s what the label description suggests. I think I’ll try to find some next year for just that purpose.