Schlafly Christmas Ale tastes like a viscous dark beer with more winter cheer. Christmas spices dominate the nose and taste, but in a good way that maintains the integrity of the beer. The high alcohol makes it slightly warming, with low carbonation, but just enough carbonation to keep it lively. The Christmas Ale pours a dark maroon color in the glass, letting you know you’re about to have all of the holiday season feels. A slightly sweet aftertaste encourages quick yet thoughtful sipping. It only comes around in the holiday season, and it’s a winter warmer you’ll want to keep an eye out for.