http://www.SmokingHotCigarChick.com I love a nice Belgian ale, and with the holiday season I think now is the best time to take advantage of the Christmas ales for cigar pairings. The Oliva Serie V is a favorite of mine that I will often get a craving for. It’s smooth full bodied flavor with espresso, dark chocolate, and a great balance of spice allows for great pairing options.
In this tasting, I am pairing my cigar with the St. Bernardus Christmas Ale. The pairing made for an interesting balance and really made the subtle notes of the cigar stand out.
I’d be curious to try this pairing again after aging a bottle of the ale- beers from Belgium do well with aging and would be nice to age with cigars. Definitely something to consider! For more details and photos, be sure to check the blog. See you there.