At just 5% Préaris X-Mas by Belgian brewery Vliegende Paard Brouwers is lighter than many Christmas beers, but what it lacks in strength it more than makes up for in character. Pouring pale amber, this Christmassy Belgian Pale Ale is a whole Christmas cake of fruit peach, pear and plum with spicy white pepper and floral, herbal hops.
The slick body and soft carbonation add to the warming character, with more soft pine and herbal hops notes, while light fruit loaf malts and gentle traces of clove and nutmeg prove that Christmas beers don’t have to be heavy to be good!
Pale gold, white head, reasonable carbonation
Peach, pear, plum, spice
Pepper, clove, nutmeg, fruity, bread