Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale
From Gritty’s – Made with English Pale and Crystal Malts and a touch of Roasted Barley, a blend of Clusters, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Yakima Goldings leaf hops round out this hearty brew. The dark red-amber color ale has no additives, fruits or spices and has an ABV of 6.2 percent.
Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.2% abv.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark red with a creamy cap of beige. Leaves behind a good amount of lacing.
Aroma: Red apple skin, cinnamon, cranberry, clove and holly.
Taste: Spruce, cranberry sauce, red grape, fig, spicy candy. Finishes with lots of spice and bitterness held together with spicy sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, syrupy. Modest carbonation.
Overall: Very Christmas like, enjoyable.