In the fall, we are obsessed with pumpkin spice madness, but as October fades into November, the days get shorter and the thermostats set higher, the time of year arrives that calls for a so-called “winter warmer” – a big-bodied Beer, usually with a higher alcohol content, and often spices, that literally offers a warming effect. Imagine a Beer that carries a bit of a warm finish, like with a Bourbon, and you’re on the right track.
If it’s a traditional American winter warmer, you’re looking at a Beer that may include Christmas-y herbs like cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves. But English strong ales also fall into the category, with their big malt bodies and high alcohol content.
It doesn’t stop there – many also go with the flow and consider big, malty Beers. Whatever the style category, one could do a lot worse on a cold winter’s night than to curl up in front of the fire with one of these Beers.
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