Beer 7 of 28: North Shore Santa Got Blitzen

The Beer: A Winter Ale of unknown strength from Port Stanley, ON
The Location: Jay’s place

One of Kurt’s latest creations is a monster. Brewed in May and fermented for months, Santa Got Blitzen is a deep and dark winter ale brewed with all the things you’d expect. Poured almost pitch black, greasy and oily, a sizable tan head on top. The aroma was super malty with chocolate and molasses, and it was as thick and oily in the mouth as it was in the pour. Molasses, raisins and coffee dominated the taste of a terrific, smooth, well done winter beer. Once again, North Shore comes up with something that best far too many of the bottles you can buy out there. Great – and I got one to take home!

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