For more than 35 years the brewery had to miss the Christmas beer but in 2002 the tradition was restored with Gouden Carolus Christmas. It's a strong, dark ruby red beer with character and contains an alcohol percentage of 10.5% alc.vol. Brewed in August, the beer rests a few months to reach an optimal balance. Three kinds of hops and 6 different kinds of herbs and spices define the rich taste of this Christmas beer. Top class!