At 6% abv, Christmas Cracker seemed a suitable way to kick off the Advent Calendar (24 days till Xmas). Here are my tasting notes.
Overall: very pleasant glass of beer, try it if you can
Colour: Deep chestnut or freshly oiled saddle.
Aroma: Varnish and furniture polish with a hint of last year’s potpourri. Maybe a bit phenolic like sticky tape.
Mouth: Full bodied, a bit coating but not so much creamy as slightly like thin oil. Neither gassy nor flat but with pronounced fine carbonation especially in the mouth.
Flavour: Burnt chestnuts and a bit of unsweetened baking chocolate. Malty, but a bit of a sour edge with just a hint of buttermilk.