Oamaruvian Xmas Spiced Dark Ale
The Xmas Pudding Beer was created in 2008 when RxR head brewer Jess was brewing at The Hunter Beer Co. Since then it has been brewed annually, with tweaks to the recipe and often with a guest brewer. What each release has in common is a balanced mix of fruit, spice and warming alcohol heat. Lucky enough to snag another Oamaruvian Whisky barrel from NZ Whisky Co, the team created and aged this release for two years.
The result is a stunning, deep, rich dark ale, with heaps of dark fruit, cherry and vanilla characteristics in deft balance with the whisky flavours.