On the Third Day of Christmas...

My true love gave to me... Affligem Noel!

Affligem Noel, 9% ABV:  Mmm. This beer is delicious. For the past three evenings, I've made it a nightcap sipper, with an actual craving ensuing last night after dinner...

A profile bursting with fruitcake (think sweet dried fruit & cherry), malt, and spices (ginger, nutmeg). It's dense and packed with flavor. Not to be downed in one fell gulp, Affligem Noel is a treat to be savored and shared with friends. It makes for a proper dessert beer alongside your holiday cakes and pies, or frankly, on its own.

Note: The history is astounding. The first recorded serving of Affligem dates back to 1129! Hitler had the brewing equipment melted down for armaments, and the list goes on. Seriously, look up this beer for some intriguing Belgian history.

Until next time,

Do yourself a favor and buy Affligem Noel, if you are lucky enough to find it. And as always, Drink Craft Beer.

CHEERS!

Posted on December 21, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.