When October comes to an end, you can clearly feel the transition from autumn to winter some years ago. The time change brings early darkness and the first frosts hit the country. The last golden days are over and temperatures are dropping into the single digits. Strong winds shake the trees and blow the colorful leaves, acorns and chestnuts to the ground. In some places the first tentative snowflakes are falling from the slate-gray sky and in the pedestrian zones the smell of roasted chestnuts wafts through the streets. We long for a crackling fire, thick wool socks and cozy evenings with our loved ones.
It’s good that most breweries are already in the starting blocks and are serving us the first festival beers at the end of October. Wintertime is strong beer time and many breweries are treating us right now with brews that bring a little more warming revolutions to the table.
The Royal Holiday Beer from the Kaltenberg Castle Brewery, for example, falls into this category: its 5.6% strong delicacy delivers soft malt, creamy caramel and a mild sweetness. Notes of freshly baked stone oven bread mix on the palate with honey, spicy yeast, golden grain and a touch of hops, which conjures up grassy elements and herbal notes into the aromatic play. The Royal Holiday Beer is the perfect drink for the cold season!
Water, barley malt, hop extract