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12 Beers of X-Mas: Sixpoint Global Warmer

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Tonight I’m having the Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This imperial red ale is a playful take on the usual winter seasonal. Like many of Sixpoint’s labels this one features tongue-in-cheek copy, here poking fun at the strange seasonal calendars of breweries and retailers.

Sixpoint Global WarmerThe Global warmer is a crystal clear goldenrod with the faintest red highlights. The generous creamy head is just off white and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full, leading with a rich hop citrus and supported by biscuity malt notes. Oranges and lemons are joined by a bit of an herbal hop character. A hint of caramel rounds out the nose.

The taste is intensely but not excessively bitter, with rich grapefruit, orange and pineapple flavors. A caramel and toast malt sweetness attempt to balance the hop bitterness, but don’t quite make it. The sweetness fades leaving something of a lingering bite, but the body remains full. There’s a bit of an evident alcohol character at the end.

The nose on this warmer is rich and intriguing, but the flavor may be overly bitter. The Global Warmer comes in the new 12 ounce cans rather than Sixpoint’s usual sixteeners, and that’s probably a good thing.

+Sixpoint Global Warmer

3.8 (4-9-7-3-15)