Great Lakes Christmas Ale smells spicy and packs a gingery punch, but isn't sweet or syrupy, and has enough crispness and piney-hop bitterness to remain refreshing. It's like a more sophisticated version of Old Fezziwig, with more subtle spicing and a grainier body.
'winter warmers' on Serious Eats
If you're looking for fruitcake in beer form, this is the winter ale for you. This beer is brewed with a bit of caramel malt and chocolate malt, as well as some cold press orange oil, cinnamon sticks, and fresh ginger added in the last 15 minutes of the boil.