Brewed specially for the ever-popular Beery Christmas advent calendar, what Christmas party would be complete without Christmas Punch?
This was the inspiration for Santa Punch by Birra del Borgo and Patagonia Cerveza, a festive IPA brewed with Oleo Saccharrum – the secret ingredient in cocktail mixology – to give a deep citrus kick to the sweet, malty orange-jam flavour.
Pouring hazy copper with a small white head, the nose is a mix of toffee caramel and bittersweet orange marmalade. This bitter citrus zest character is written all over the palate – a perfect complement to the big sweet malt backbone – with a vibrant fruity and bitter orange hops profile to really get the party started. After the conga line, it’s time for the slow dance as your partner Santa Punch leads you to a long, fruity, but ultimately bitter union.
Orange body, generous white head
Orange, citrus, spice, caramel
Marmalade on toast, bitter orange, sweet malt