Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > "light" Christmas type brew???
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 263
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default "light" Christmas type brew???

Here's the story; Every time I make yet another batch of outstanding homebrew and give one to my son, he says, "pretty good, but its too dark for my taste".
WTH? I gave him a blonde once that was too dark? He like brewing, in fact he's the one that got me into this addiction, er, uh, hobby.
With the approach of the holidays, is there a Holiday/Christmas type brew out there that falls into the "light" family? I'd love to make something that he loves, but he just can't get into stouts, browns, really anything heavy.

Any help would be most appreciated!

And, as always,

__________________
birdley123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
blizzard
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
 
blizzard's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,616
Liked 212 Times on 154 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Best I can think of right now is a Belgian tripel. Not really "light" in flavor though.

__________________

Primary/Secondary/Bottles/Kegged: Delicious, delicious beer

blizzard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 31,138
Liked 2291 Times on 1994 Posts
Likes Given: 1713

Default

If a blonde was too dark for him,you're in trouble. Sounds like a BMC addict. If he likes brewing,what does he like?

__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
tennesseean_87
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tennesseean_87's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 1,187
Liked 84 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 105

Default

For the holiday season I think darker and maltier, not light. early fall=Oktoberfest. Then pumpkin beers and stouts and spiced winter warmers and old ales. If blonde is too dark, just buy him a case of natty.

tennesseean_87 is offline
rgauthier20420 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
Hello
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
 
Hello's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 7,175
Liked 1751 Times on 1240 Posts
Likes Given: 2949

Default

It could be a great experience to do a pale malt mix with spices. I was reading a thread earlier today on beers with a SG under 1.030 finishing at about 3% ABV. Perhaps check that out and see if you can't combine a recipe with spices.

__________________
Hello is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 11:52 PM   #6
feinbera
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 602
Liked 124 Times on 99 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Yeah... seems like winter beers need to feel "warming" in some way, and if maltiness and roastiness and whatnot are out, go for the booze. I can see a light-colored, lightly-spiced tripel at 10% or 12% being quite effective at taking the chill off.

__________________
feinbera is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #7
BlackGoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 739
Liked 77 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Belgian golden ale.

__________________

Primary: Curvaceous AK, Ruinatious Wheat

BlackGoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 263
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

He says he really likes a good Kolsch, however the first Kolsch he made, he left in the primary for 6 months! It wasn't very good, but I didn't have the heart to tell him, I just said it was a good first try...
Is there a "Christmas" Kolsch?

__________________
birdley123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Brew House" vs "Actual Mash" Efficiency huntsman General Beer Discussion 5 12-07-2013 09:58 AM
Bells Two Hearted Clone with "Centennial Type" hops? KarlHungus76 Recipes/Ingredients 9 10-18-2012 11:09 PM
"SWMBO slayer" type Robust Porter badmajon Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-22-2011 12:23 AM
1st Brew - Honey Brown "type" adchesney Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-17-2009 08:58 PM
Is "pale" the same as "light?" Thor Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-17-2006 09:59 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS