DetailsOnce a year folks eat, drink and are merry. We think this is a great time to impress your friends and relatives with homemade beer. This spiced ale will make egg nog a thing of the past.
Ingredients: 12.5 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Caramel 60L, 8 oz. Special B, 6 oz. Roasted barley, 3 oz. of hops, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1 cinnamon stick, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.7 / 5.015 ReviewsExcellent BrewThis was one of my first kits from Midwest. I have brewed many other brews prior and wanted to try the Holiday Ale. I would compare with Great Lakes Cristmas Ale and choose this one over that! Ages Well too.May 27, 2011Very tastyBrewed this about 2 months ago and I can honestly say this is one of the best kits I've brewed. Should have probably waited another month to break in to it but I couldn't resist. I've made many kits from Midwest as well as other competitors and this by far is my favorite. Will definately be making this one again next fall to age over the winter months.November 29, 2011Very goodPerfect for the winter season, just the right amount of spice flavor.November 25, 2012Wonderful, very lightly spiced, beer.I'm always hesitant to make flavored beers.....it's not that I'm a purist, I just really enjoy beer-flavored-beers. That said, the very mild spicing, the tiny amounts of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon that are used in this kit are so mild you almost have to be told they're there in order to taste them._x000D__x000D_I live below the equator, so my christmas season sees highs in the 90's and lows in the 80's; that said this beer is fantastically drinkable even in the heat sitting by the pool looking at my christmas tree through the window. The mild spices give a hint of snowy-holidays past without the beer being too heavy to drink during the warmer months._x000D__x000D_A great kit that will serve me every christmas._x000D__x000D_Cheers, and happy brewing!November 27, 2012Holiday Cheer!I started brewing last year and decided to make this Holiday Ale in time for the Christmas Holidays. I always kegged my beer but decided to bottle this to give as gifts but kept some 22 ounce bottles for myself. It is smooth and has just the right amount of spice that provides the "holiday spirit" we all cherish during the Christmas season. I have one bottle left that I am saving for a special moment. I plan to make this a regular for the Christmas holiday and look forward to the 2013 - 2014 Christmas holiday. You will not be disappointed.March 15, 2013happy holidayI was hoping it was like olde fezziwig....not, but close. Beer came out very tastey with a great mouthfeel. Our fav at Christmas.August 23, 2013Nice!Added some honey and more spices, but I think it will turn out greatOctober 15, 2013Tasty BrewI brewed this about 8 weeks ago and even though it needs extended aging, I could not wait to try it. After two weeks in the bottle I tried two and they came out great. I can't wait to see how much better this beer will be around the holidays.November 10, 2013Happy Holiday AleI have brewed a approximately 10 ales this past year and this Ale is by far the best yet. I added 3 additional cinnamon sticks to the 2nd stage carboy & age bottled for 2 months. This ale is extremely flavorful with the added spices & hops. I highly recommend this Ale & will order it annually for Xmas season._x000D__x000D_LeroyDecember 7, 2013Perfect Winter BeerBrewed this in early November and cracked the first one open only a month later. Turned out great! Of course, with time comes a better beer.December 22, 2013
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