Hunter beer co. ‘jingle balls’ Christmas ale


imageAlso tried this on tap at the brewery in the Hunter Valley. First in a tasting paddle then we returned for a pint. It is packed full of rich aromas and flavours, bursting with character. It pours a dark brown with dark red hues while a short off white head maintains and laced reasonably well. The aroma is certainly unique. It smells like a summer roll in our glass. There is a strong presence of creamy coconut, milk chocolate, rum balls, dark fruits and caramel malt. The flavour is equally as brilliant with the chocolate dominating much more than in the aroma. Nice and full in the mouth with a good chewy viscosity. We also picked up hints of raisin, biscuity malt, vanilla and fig with a bit of an alcohol burn in the finish. An absolute pearler of a beer, it’s a real shame that this is only a seasonal brew. It sits at 7.3% which adds body and flavour to an already complex and tasty beer. Brilliant stuff. We’re off for another.