HopDog Secret Santa
Brewery: HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Dark Strong Belgian & French Style Ale
Format: 330ml Bottle
Those crazy kids at Hopdog cranked the Christmas themed tunes and brewed a batch of merriment that became Secret Santa. Baked gingerbread cookies were dumped into the mash tun along with 5 different malts. Into the kettle coconut and palm sugar were added along with some New Zealand and US hops. Festivities were finished with some dried orange peel and coriander, and fermented with HopDog's secret Belgian ale strain. Reddish in colour, spicy and yeasty, this is a fantastic-but beguiling-festive ale. Great with the European styled spread, or just a huge serve of pudding and custard.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
It's no secret how good this is
Great beer. The layers of flavour between gingerbread, malt, hops and a hint of orange without being too sweet overall, it's a real winner. I got the 2014 edition at 8.6%, delicious at Jan 2016