A festive delight, this traditional barley wine exudes biscuity malts and rich vinous fruits, all balanced by a strong hop bitterness.
Warm the soul with this award-winning beer which embodies the essence of Christmas spirit.
IBC 2019: Bronze | WBA 2018: Gold | BBI 2018: Silver | IBC 2017: Country Winner | BBI 2014: Gold | BBI 2013: Best Strong Beer Winner | WBA 2012: World’s Best Dark Barley Wine | BBI 2012: Gold | WBA 2012: Europe’s Best Barley Wine | WBA 2008: World's Top 50 beers | BBI 2000: Silver | GBBF 1992: Silver. More Awards...
Christmas Ale’s popularity made it difficult to restrict its availability to just the Festive Season. Fortunately, the high alcohol level enables us to brew enough to last most of the year so enthusiasts can be kept happy all year round.
Recipient of Finland’s Olutseura Olviretki award for ‘excellently’ fulfilling “The Christmas Beer Regulation” described in Aleksis Kivi’s novel ‘Seven Brothers’.
There’s a flavour explosion when you put together the rich roasted malt of barley wine and classic Stilton. Fireworks go off inside your head, your taste buds give a rapturous applause and your eyelids involuntarily close in sublime happiness.
Visit your favourite cheesemonger and gather together a medley of local blue cheeses to try alongside Harvey’s Christmas Ale. Or try an onion and beetroot tarte tatin and sip at intervals.
Jessica Mason: Founder & Editor of Drinks Maven, a definitive guide to the best drinks available.