Originally Posted by Naked_Eskimo
Just wondering if anybody has ever bought the Special Holiday Ale from AHS before?http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=354
Sounds really good, just what I'm looking for to brew this coming Christmas for the family.
Would appreciate any comments from anyone who's had this kit before!
I made this kit last fall to have it bottle conditioned and ready to drink by Christmas. I primed it with brown sugar instead of dextrose. Most everyone in my family and the in-laws liked it, even some BMC drinkers. And my wife, who knows good beer, loved it. Unfortunately, I found the clove flavor a little overpowering but it's possible that was a result of clove esters from the fermentation instead of actual cloves in the recipe.
All in all, it was a crowd-pleaser. AHS does have another holiday ale recipe that I might try this year instead, since it doesn't have quite as many spices.
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