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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 / 5.035 ReviewsSolid 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, 2014Balanced Malty BeerThis recipe is fantastic! It's a malt forward beer with nice fruity notes. The hops provide enough bitterness for balance, but it drinks nice and easy with a medium-full body. Flavors of toasted bread with caramel and fruity esters. Complex layers of malt with an interesting twist from the orange peel. If you like malty, strong, ambers....brew this!January 13, 2013Good drinker, low citrus thoughThis is a good all around drinker for the holidays, but I was a little disappointed with the citrus. I expected a bit more orange in the nose, but I can barely pick it up. maybe it's just me though since so many other reviews seem to note a strong citrus presence.November 26, 2013Maple syrup is a plus.I haven't read other reviews to see what folks have said but maple syrup makes this beer a winner with my clan. My brother in law and I make this each year with maple sap in place of water and add home made maple syrup--killer. If the sap run is low we just add 2 pints of syrup. A must try.November 28, 2015Good 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, 2013very tasty beerbrewed as advertised. 1 week in primary, 3 weeks in secondary then on CO2 in the frig. I will definitely get this again.May 31, 2017Fun 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, 2012
- Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 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.Can you use maple syrup instead of priming sugar?BEST ANSWER: I suppose you could but i wouldn't recommend that because it could drastically change the flavor profile if the beer. Priming sugar seaks to minimize any last second flavor changes.
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