In case you are unaware, both Abita and Shiner have jumped in the seasonal brew business and offer their own recipe that is designed for the season that is usually cold. Not, you know, sunny and 75 degrees.
Which XMas brew is better?
ABITA CHRISTMAS ALE
Taste: A stout tasting ale and fairly bitter. Not very sweet at all. Has a piney smell. This has the feeling it would be best consumed next to a roaring fire while wearing a sweater.
SHINER HOLIDAY CHEER
Taste: Very sweet, fruity, but not as sweet as Shiner's summer brew ... which sucks. This is not your traditional beer taste. Tastes like a peach was sliced up and dropped into the beer.