Brewer: Nogne O
Style: Winter Warmer
Norway's Nogne O brewery offers its take on holiday beers with God Jul (Norwegian for "Merry Christmas"). Darker than most winter warmers — the most common holiday style — the 8.5 percent alcohol God Jul is closer to a Baltic porter, a strong British style similar to an imperial stout. And instead of spicy fruit flavors, this beer features big chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes balanced by subtle citrus hops character.