St. Bernardus Christmas Ale: Best Holiday Beers

This variation on St. Bernardus’s venerable Abt 12 quadrupel-style abbey ale ups the spice character to create a more fireside-friendly beer. A while the ale isn’t actually brewed by monks, the big, dark fruity and deep bready malts of the quadrupel style remain, and the 10-percent alcohol will warm you up if the fireplace doesn’t.