There is something romantic about the idea of spending the holidays in a beautiful old European town. While most of us will be staying stateside this winter, we think the next best thing is enjoying a well-crafted beer from our friends across the Atlantic. There is certainly a Belgian presence in the aroma of this fine Christmas ale, with the yeast playing the dominant role, producing spicy phenols and the pleasant smell of dried apricots. These notes linger into the taste and are well balanced by the warmth that the alcohol provides. The hops finish the beer with enough spiciness to make you want more, no matter where you might be enjoying it.