(From Vancouver Island Brewery out of Victoria, Added by Mike)
My seventh beer of Christmas is Vancouver Island Brewery’s Dough Head Gingerbread Ale.
This is a great looking beer, very reminiscent of gingerbread. The brown body has small orange highlight with a white head.
On the nose this is very gingery with a quick follow up of nutmeg and cinnamon. Rather than gingerbread this is more like a deconstruction of gingerbread, each flavour presenting itself after another. It is actually a fun way of tasting a beer, waiting for each flavour to surface. There isn’t much actual beer flavour except a slight hint of hop just at the end.