Photo from Patrick's blog post of 11/16/13 (Alberta, Canada)
De Ranke Père Noël
Père Noël is a Christmas ale, though very different from many other Christmas ales you might know. While most Christmas ales are rich & sweet, this one is amber-coloured, 7% vol. Alc. strong and has a pleasant hop bitterness. The complex taste is completed with the addition of liquorice. In the recipe we can also find pale malt, Munich malt, Caramel malt, Brewers Gold hops and Hallertau hops.
Photo from review at RateBeer.com
Gouden Carolus Noël
Gouden Carolus Noel is a strong, dark ruby red beer with character and contains an alcohol percentage of 10.5 % VOL. Brewed in August, the beer rests a few months to reach an optimal balance. Three kinds of hops and six different kinds of herbs and spices define the rich taste of this Christmas beer. World-class!
10 % ABV
Perennial Artisan Ales Fête de Noël
Our inspiration for this beer was the bread served during Christmas time in West Flanders called Volaeren. This beer uses a Belgian dark strong ale recipe and adds fresh orange zest and raisins as well as a hint of fresh rosemary. It has a complex dark fruit and chocolate character from the dark Belgian candi syrup and a rummy note from Turbinado sugar. We think the fruit and herb additions will make it a great fit for the holidays.
10 % ABV
Scaldis de Noël was born in 1991 to satisfy consumers seeking a hearty beer for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. A product made exclusively from malt, hops, candy sugar and water, Scaldis de Noël is a high fermentation, filtered beer and has an alcohol volume of 12%. The substantial use of caramel malt gives it a coppery red colour and an exceptional roundness. Particularly carefully studied hopping gives Scaldis de Noël a consistent, fruity flavour with a delicately hopped aroma. A limited edition beverage, Scaldis de Noël is an indispensable reference among the end-of-year beers.
12 % ABV