Especially for Bailey:
Herforder Weihnacht, a 5.8% Christmas beer, pours quite a nice ruby-tinged amber, and has very little aroma to speak of. Perhaps a touch of bubble gum.
The flavour is odd. Like the Schussenrieder Festbräu, there are toasty notes, but more a bready, yeasty kind of toasty, with a scrape of burning credit card wafted over it. Once swallowed it leaves behind a thin, sickly cherry residue, but the lasting impression is of sweet malts on a woody backdrop. And by woody I mean licking a piece of plywood. In fairness, it does have a touch of a nice, floral hop in the finish. An odd one to be sure, and for a brief moment I was undecided if I liked it or not, but on balance… Meh!