Brickwarmer Holiday Red All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
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 a far cry from most traditional, predictable holiday ales.
Loaded with premium ingredients, this recipe kit yields a saturated copper-red ale with a mind-bendingly complex flavor profile, thanks to a blend of malts. The pale chocolate adds a warm, toasty dimension and suggestions of black tea, while fig-and-toffee elements come from two authentic English caramel malts. The earthy and dark dried-fruit character of the malt segues into bright floral citrus, coming from the resinous lime-and-flowers punch of Styrian Celeia and a charge of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil!
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Not sure why it's a holiday brew, good all winter.
I like this kit. I don't love it. The color and clarity were fantastic. I am more of an IPA guy. But, for a red it holds up well.
Great recipe for a really nice deep bodied Amber
It’s exactly what a nice warm ale with a little hop finish should taste like. The neighborhood likes it!
After putting this kit off for several years I am now kicking myself. It is one of my favorite kits I have ever made. I made it in time for Christmas and New Years celebrations and in no time it was gone! I'm pretty sure I'll be making more soon!!