Before hops became the conventional flavoring for beer, medieval European brewers used proprietary spice mixtures, and many modern breweries still use a blend of spices along with hops for seasonally-brewed holiday beers. We started with a Scottish-style ale and added a blend of spices to create a medium-bodied, malty, clean base beer with a sweet, exotic spice character reminiscent of mulled wine.
If you enjoyed Happy Holiday Ale, you'll love this kit!
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This is a very good winter ale the spice is just right and perfect for a cold day or even a warm day! Enjoy.
Even those in my family and friends who aren’t beer drinkers enjoyed this brew. I found that if you let it age 3-4 weeks it is smoother. The only suggestion is that when you add the spices remember to use a mesh bag.
Pretty good, not as good as the Happy Holiday Ale
Very Nice taste, smooth and the spice brings in a nice flavor.
Good for a Holiday gathering.
Just bottled this yesterday... yet the warm, uncarbonated sample was tremendous. A wonderful spice hue!