Hoppin' Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
Well it's Christmas, so I'm posting about one more Christmas seasonal beer because I won't be drinking anymore after today (which reminds me to be sure to drink any others in the fridge today). As a side note, the order in which I posted the 12 Beers of Christmas is of no importance; I just posted as I drank them. Anyway, tonight's beer comes from Hoppin' Frog out of Ohio. They make some pretty bold-tasting beer from what I've had, so I was definitely curious to try their Christmas seasonal. It's a traditional winter warmer style at 8.6% ABV. Holy Nutmeg Batman! I've never had a Christmas beer, or even a pumpkin beer, with this amount of nutmeg and cinnamon in the taste. It wasn't overbearing for me but I could definitely see how it would be for others. Even though the spices were extremely evident, the base of the beer wasn't very strong. I rarely use good beer to cook with, but I could definitely see this beer making for a great ingredient for certain desserts. Apparently they barrel-aged this beer too, which I'd be very curious to try. With that, 12 Beers of Christmas has come to an end this year. Until next year, Merry Christmas everyone!
Overall Rating: B- (7 Swans-a-swimming)