Christmas Cream
WE RATE IT: 4.5 / 5
Christmas cream doesn't have to be just about the stuff you put on your plum pudding, or the once a year you have cream in your coffee as it's a special occasion.
Brewed in Stavanger, Norway by Lervig
December 7, 2020

Christmas Cream Review

Christmas cream doesn't have to be just about the stuff you put on your plum pudding, or the once a year you have cream in your coffee as it's a special occasion. It can also be about amazing beer flavours.

Christmas Cream can and pour - Lervig

In this case, it's authentic Norweigian naughtiness straight from Santa's secret stash. A creamy and smooth porter that is lighter than an IPA but punches above it's weight in terms of flavour.

Lervig are one of the European craft beer movement's sweethearts at the moment, creating beers that are loved all across the continent and beyond all from the southern edge of Norway.

Christmas Cream: Taste Test

There's a whole lot of fizz on popping the can due to the nitro, but then there's a subtle chocolate aroma that is very similar to a light hot chocolate: not too dark and rich, but still sweet and tantalising.

Christmas Cream Lervig untappd review

The lightness of the porter makes it a very light pour, but the nitro creates a gorgeous thick head that helps really boost the chocolate and cinnamon aromas once it's poured, sticking around for most of the drink.

The first taste is cinnamon, but this develops into a more chocolatey flavour the more you drink it. Each new sip brings a new cinnamon hit though, which really helps to balance the beer out. As it's so light, it goes down very smooth. I'd be interested to try the carbonated version on tap by comparison because I think the nitro cans really do add an extra dimension of smoothness to this one.

Christmas Cream: Can Notes

I don't know who this guy is, but he freaks me out. Three toes, no neck, sleeping on a cloud in a swimsuit, wearing shades in Winter guy. Looking like an extra from the Ren and Stimpy Show. It's not a very festive design for a beer called Christmas Cream, but it's certainly...different.

Christmas Cream Lervig can

This dude is on all of Lervig's cans in some form though, so there's no surprise he's there. It just feels like there should be something Christmassy about him, even if it's just a Santa hat or a snowman on the cloud.

Ultimately, I kind of like it. It's not festive, but it works. Somehow.

Buy Christmas Cream Nitro Porter

Pick up one of these festive fancies from Beer Merchants for £5.10 which, for a Lervig, is amazing value. We got ours from Beer Central, so check out your local bottle shop for this one - grab it fast as the festive season will soon be over!

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
4.7%
Brewery
Lervig
Vessel
Can
Size
440ml
Beer Bio
Chocolate, cinnamon, creamy and smooth
Style
Nitro Porter
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