Flying Dog Naughty and Nice
The first reference to this pair of yin yang beers was from 2015 Christmas season. The names make reference to your Christmas list and whether what gifts Santa will be bringing youth is year. He’s making a list, checking it twice, gonna find our who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus… la , la, la… You know the rest.
In 2015, the Naughty beer was Belgian-Style Dark Ale brewed with cinnamon, star anise, orange peel and habanero peppers for a bold mix of heat, citrus and spice. Any, yes, it was hot.
For 2016, Flying Dog has come back with their Naughty as a Egg Nog Ale “with subtle sweetness and a palate full of holiday spice and bourbon, this beer can standalone as your dessert course all season long.”
The 2015 Nice was a Golden Ale that paid tribute to the Belgian brewers. It had a fruity nose and was a bit sweet and crisp. From feedback, many chose to be Nice rather than Naughty in 2015.
The 2016 Nice edition has changed directions again to quite friendly quaff, a Holiday Milk Stout.
The beauty with of this pair is you win either way, you can be naughty and nice and enjoy the results.
With subtle sweetness and a palate full of holiday spice and bourbon, this beer can standalone as your dessert course all season long. adding cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla beans into an ale that even Belsnickel could find enjoyment in. This 8.4% ABV treat is also a great pregame beer for any Naughty holiday activities, so let the vicious cycle continue.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 8.4%
HOP BITTERNESS: 25 IBU
SPECIALTY MALTS: Oats
Slight sweetness from the lactose follows behind a rich chocolate malt profile. Give this nicety a whirl with creamy cheeses like brie and camembert or with dark chocolate desserts.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 7.3%
HOP BITTERNESS: 20 IBU
SPECIALTY MALTS: Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Caramel, Oats