Saturday, 26 November 2011

The first beer of Christmas

Fullers 1845



Yep, it's that time of year again. Many readers may remember Rob's Beer Quest's twelve beers of Christmas from last year, and since last year a great number of seasonal/seasonally-suited beers didn't make it to the chosen twelve then... Here we go again.

Those familiar with the theme will know that the beers involved are kept a secret untill the next post is released (a bit like an advent calendar). Only a chosen few know what the next beer will be (usually just me) and those that do know won't be leaking anything to the press (don't want those national newspapers spoiling all the suspense for worldwide fans).  

Anyways. I remember last Christmas like it wasn't that long ago. The blogging world was alive with reviews of seasonal beers, recipies for seasonal foods and the big discussion of 'what beer will you be opening first on Christmas day morning?' seemed to never stop. We had Open It! Reviews of the year, the Golden Pint Awards and Baron Orm's set of video beer reviews.

Well it sure comes around quick and to open the twelve beers this year I bring you the classic English strong ale that is Fuller's 1845. An all so familar interplay of big fruity bready malt and goldings hops finishes with sherry-like warming alcohols. An ever reliable winter warmer that I don't manage to get hold of so much these days. I would advise trying it with cheese or hearty meat dishes. Great stuff.

5 comments:

Leigh said...

I agree, I can never quite get enough of it , either! Great choice!

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