Finally, Something to go with Fruit Cake: Kacey’s Kristmas Ale

Rohrbachs Kaceys Kristmas AleA stop at Rohrbach’s Railroad Street Brewery is just one of many during our busy Saturday morning at the Rochester Public Market. Market goers filter in and out to fill up their growlers, try a sample, and tour the brewery. My husband and I lean against the bar and sip from our tasting glasses; Kacey’s Kristmas Ale, Rohrbach’s winter seasonal, a brown ale flavored with cherries. A strong cherry aroma hits you first, a departure from the spicy flavors so often found in winter seasonals. Lively carbonation creates an effervescent mouth feel that reminds me of cherry soda. “Mmm, this is different than I expected, but I like it!” I say to my husband, “What would you pair it with?” After a brief pause, he replies, “Fruit cake.” And I hate to admit it, but he’s right! Toasty malt flavors mix with tart cherry to create the perfect companion for the notorious holiday loaf… and at 4.5% ABV, you don’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself at the family Christmas party!

Visit Rohrbach Brewing at the Public Market every Saturday from 9am-3pm for tastings, growler fills, and tours on the hour!

*This review was featured in the Winter Edition of Rochester A-List’s Best Dish List. Check out Rochester A-List for things to do in Rochester, NY, including insider information, exclusive perks, invitations and VIP options for restaurants, fashion, beauty, events and entertainment!

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Author:Amy Ellsworth

Amy Ellsworth is The Craft Beer Girl. Follow her as she discovers the world of craft beer through brewery tours, beer festivals, reviews and homebrewing. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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2 Comments on “Finally, Something to go with Fruit Cake: Kacey’s Kristmas Ale”

  1. Greg
    November 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM #

    How does it compare to others, such as Bell’s Cherry Stout? I’m a fan, but my friends found it too tart.

    • December 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

      Greg, I haven’t tried the Bell’s Cherry Stout yet… we still only get a few of their beers in NY since they’ve only recently started distribution here. BUT! I did pick some up on a recent trip to Cleveland, so when I try it, I’ll try to remember to update with a comparison!

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