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This strong-ish American amber ale is built for the cold: a substantial gravity for snowy weather, but a fast turnaround so you can get some holiday cheer from fermentor to pint ASAP. Malty but not too sweet, just enough bitterness to balance, a definite but not overstated citrus hop profile (bolstered by real citrus!), this is far from your normal holiday ale.
Its saturated copper-red hue comes from a blend of malts: pale chocolate adds a warm, toasty dimension and suggestions of black tea to the fig-and-toffee profile of two authentic English caramel malts. The earthy and dark dried-fruit character of the malt segues into bright floral citrus, thanks to the resinous lime-and-flowers velvet punch of Styrian Celeia and a charge of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Brickwarmer Holiday Red All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1062 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.6 / 5.034 ReviewsGood beer for the holidaysA good holiday beer that I will be brewing for the second time.November 25, 2013Big Flavor!Balance... This is a great example of a balanced tasty brew. I will brew this one again and again. Forget the "Holiday" part of the ale, this is a year round brew.February 23, 2014Easy Holiday BrewBrewed this last about 10 days ago, and can already smell the citrus. Can't wait to drink. Very easy brew.October 30, 2013Fun easy brewHad a fun time making this recipe. In the end I had good fermentation. I'll soon be bottling and enjoying.October 18, 2013Great last minute ale.I brewed this a day before going on a thanksgiving trip. Left it in the primary for 2 weeks and then secondary for 1. After only a week in the bottle I have great carbonation. I use the White Labs yeast. Its typically what I use for all my beer and I had no issue with it blowing its top( although the person feeding my pets did say my airock was bubbling like crazy) None the less, great tasting ale! Thanks NB!December 20, 2012Fun easy brewI brewed this beer about three weeks ago. It was a lot of fun and not overly complicated. I have noticed excellent fermentation activity. I look forward to bottling in about three weeks. Oh, and the smell is very good too.October 18, 2013Good Holiday BrewI made this for the holidays to share with friends and family. It was a hit.December 29, 2013Outstanding, really surprised meOne of my best beers ever. Made if for Christmas, brewing just after I capitulated to the NB marketing juggernaught, but it's finally just coming into it's prime at the end of January. Gorgeous color. Malty and simply delicious.Well done NB!January 28, 2014DeliciousPretty good holiday brew. The orange peel at flameout added a nice twist to this darker brew. I added a half ounce of coriander in the secondary for ten days and it added a great flavor. I will for sure brew this again next winter.December 17, 2014Solid amber ale...should be available year roundSweet, finishes with a citrus-clean finish.At 4 weeks, I think it is still a little green. The 5th week conditions that out and the sweet-citrusy flavor comes out. The best amber ale I have made yet. Will absolutely make this again.January 11, 2014
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 3 answersDo the ingredients come separated or all mixed together?.....I plan to make 1 gallon 5 times instead of 5 gallons all at onceBEST ANSWER: First of all, this is an excellent brew. I have brewed it twice and I have to say it has received the best reviews from my drinking partners. To answer your question, the grain is mixed together. It will come in one bag already mixed, but make sure to tell them whether you want them to crush the grain for you.
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