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rockout 07-27-2008 09:59 PM

What to do for a winter beer if you're not into Porters/Stouts?
 
Time to brew a seasonal Winter beer! I know everyone always says make a porter or stout, but I'm not a big fan of the genre.

Anyone got any suggestions?

KingBrianI 07-27-2008 10:09 PM

How about an old/strong ale. You could give it enough alcohol to keep you warm and throw in holiday spices if that's your thing.

Coastarine 07-27-2008 10:14 PM

I like a thick and creamy pumpkin spiced ale or an oktoberfest style ale. Also, I consider hefe's to be summer beers but I think witbier recipes can be adjusted to make it a nice winter beer. (bump up the gravity and spice levels)

TerapinChef 07-27-2008 10:31 PM

See my thread here...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/whos-thinking-about-their-christmas-brew-already-74020/

beerthirty 07-27-2008 10:36 PM

Coastamarine that pumpkin spiced cream sounds tasty. got a recipe?

DeathBrewer 07-27-2008 11:26 PM

a lot of winter ales are more like spiced brown ales than stouts. you may wish to go that route.

i recently made a "black wit" that was very tasty. just made a simple belgian wit recipe and added some carafa II. good stuff.

Brew-boy 07-27-2008 11:49 PM

I think a nice spiced brown ale like D. Brewer said sounds like a good combo.

FishinDave07 07-28-2008 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brew-boy (Post 774254)
I think a nice spiced brown ale like D. Brewer said sounds like a good combo.

+3, I was going to do that for my nut brown but got lazy :drunk:...next time.

Bernie Brewer 07-28-2008 12:12 AM

Belgian Trappists...............

TwoHeadsBrewing 07-28-2008 12:16 AM

I'm going to do a Anchor Steam Christmas Ale clone...not sure if someone has a recipe to get me started. It's a damn fine brew, and a tasty winter treat!

http://www.anchorbrewing.com/beers/christmasale.htm


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