Holiday (Christmas) Ale - All Grain Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Holiday (Christmas) Ale - All Grain Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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(Makes 5 gallons) A malty, red, spiced ale for the season with; powdered ginger, powdered cinnamon, and powdered allspice. Not over done so it can be enjoyed without becoming 'too much'. A very popular kit that we have been selling to rave reviews for three years now.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-55
SRM (Color Range: 17
IBU's: 26-30
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
ABV %5.2
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Sounded like a good Christmas beer
Colin C on Oct 23, 2019
For our holiday party!
Roger J on Nov 17, 2018
Sounded like a good Christmas beer
Colin C on Oct 23, 2019
its the holidays
Edward M on Nov 28, 2018
For our holiday party!
Roger J on Nov 17, 2018
For thanksgiving
Christopher D on Nov 17, 2018
Looks like a great Holiday beer that's subtle enough to please all palates.
Shawn T P on Nov 17, 2018
Xmas with family and beer!
David J on Nov 17, 2018
Sounds like a good Holiday brew and the price was good
Donald Palmer on Nov 17, 2018
It's just in time for the holidays.
AARON H on Nov 17, 2018
Something different for the holiday
MARK R on Nov 17, 2018
Getting ready for Christmas
Joseph Carter on Nov 17, 2018
Glenn on Oct 8, 2018
Christmas is coming
Scott L on Oct 4, 2018
Made this kit 2 years now and everyone always asks for more.
Anthony O on Aug 11, 2018
its the holidays
Edward M on Nov 28, 2018
For thanksgiving
Christopher D on Nov 17, 2018

4.2 / 5.0
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Great New Holiday Favorite
Excellent blend of spices in a fine ale. The whole family loved it!
December 26, 2018
11 months ago
Holiday Ale
I’ve never made anything like this before. It’s quite tasty and fun to share this Holiday season. I’ve bottled in green bottles with yellow caps and used as gifts, all well received.
December 22, 2018
11 months ago
Great holiday brew
Fantastic brew! I’ve avoided holiday ales in the past because they end up being a disaster of pungent flavors. They seem to be a beer that ends up hanging around too long after the holidays, but I caught this one on sale as an all grain and decided to give it a go. Just a subtle flavor of spices to let you know what it is with a rich backbone and exceptional finish on the palate. My favorite beer on my four taps right now. I also dropped out of all grain for a while but this beer came out so good I’m giving it another go around. Highly recommend giving this one a try!
December 17, 2018
11 months ago
Not that great
Wasn’t a big fan of this one. Maybe I just messed it up. Tasted like soap at the finish. Wasn’t that spiced either.
December 10, 2018
11 months ago
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December 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Not TOO spicy
I really dislike spiced beers of any style and was hesitant to try this one but I will say that the spices are not overwhelming as most commercial seasonal beers usually are. It's very much like a good brown ale with the spices added. I think the amount included in the kit was just right (for me). It might even be good without the spices!
December 3, 2018
A good beer for Christmas!
I made this for my Christmas party and it was a hit! The only thing I had to do was up the spices.
February 15, 2018
1 year ago
Real Easy Drinker
I know a lot of commercial holiday ales go over the top on spices, but this is a really nice mellow spice flavor. I like everything about this beer and it's restored my faith in spiced beers. For reference I went with Wyeast (British II) - 1335
January 9, 2015
Good on its own, but could use more spice
Fermented with WLP004 (Irish Ale) yeast then kegged. Turned out nice. Dark red hovering into brown territory. The spice that comes with the kit are very subtle.

I would certainly brew this again, but at least double the amount of ginger & all spice. Maybe add 50% cinnamon. I'm not the type of brewer that needs to make "in your face" beers, but adding more spice I think will bring out more of a holiday feel.

Everything else is right on the money.
December 21, 2014
a good holiday beer!
i was suspicious of all the holiday spices used in the brewing, but was pleasantly surprised by the results. The spices were not overpowering, and were well balanced by the malt and hops. It was well received by my family and friends. A nice way to mix it up with the stouts and porters around the holidays (and it beats doing a pumpkin beer :)
January 22, 2014
Thanks to the More Beer elves that put this kit together.
Merry Christmas to me! This beer had a nice medium body and balanced malt character. Color was a dark copper-red. The nutmeg and Christmas spices were nice and subtle. The spices did not over power the beer. This beer was gone by New Years Day in my house. Great Holiday beer!
May 22, 2013