Belgian Christmas Beer

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Many Belgian brewers brew special beers for the holiday season. These are typically beers in another Belgian style, often a Quadrupel, sometimes with licorice or spices added. Commercial examples include Corsendonk Christmas Ale, Delirium Noel, and others.

History of Belgian Christmas Beer

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Commercial Examples

Corsendonk Christmas Ale
A Belgian Strong Ale brewed by Du Bocq. Very nice Christmas brew. Aroma is intense with dark fruits, wine and smoked malts along with a heavy dose of salty liquorice. Flavour is strong alcoholic and warming, again with both complex malts and fruits. nice. (anonymous)

Competition Styles

Neither the BJCP nor the GABF style guidelines recognize a separate style; however, most commercial examples would fall into one or more other styles as well.