Stonehouse Brewery Wit Christmas (4.5%)

Wit ChristmasWit Christmas, or Vrolijke Kerstmis, is a collaboration with Best Of British Beer and I like it, though I couldn’t drink more than one in a single sitting.
It’s a wheat beer infused with lots of Christmassy things like nutmeg, cloves and all spice, cassia bark, orange and lemon peel.
That’s a lot of additions.
A whole pot pourri in fact.
The result is a beer that smells like your granny’s festive occasional table display and tastes rich and warm.
The fried and caramel coated banana you expect from a wheat beer pokes its head through a cloud of spicy wintertime goodness and smiles at you, and the hops manage to keep a decent bitter sharpness poking out.
But this beer is all about the Christmas flavours and smells, and they’re very nice indeed, though by the time I’d reached the bottom of my glass they’d just about worn me out.
Very nice if a little intense.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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