Brickwarmer Holiday Red Extract 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!
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|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||Amber Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I have to admit I was pretty sad that they didn't have the Season De Noel this year, but I thought I would take a chance om this one and I am glad I did. It's exactly they type of spiced ale you would associate with the holidays and drinking by a roaring fire. Smooth and not too strong so it's really enjoyable. The few folks I have gifted this to have said they enjoyed it. I would definitely make it again.
Definitely worth the effort. Only took a week in primary and I waited 2 weeks in secondary. Kegged most and bottled a few to share. Everyone liked the result.
it was easy to brew and it is tasty
The instructions on the beer recipe didn’t correspond to well with the yeast instructions.I follow the beer recipe instructions and took the yeast out of the fridge for at least a day waiting for it to double in size which it really didn’t do and when it was time to add it to the brew after the cool down it was pretty much inactive.I should of followed the instructions on the yeast package.I ended up running down to my local brewer and buying some dry yeast and that ended up working.
Love this beer. Fermentation was so robust the top blew off. Very tasty.