Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > "light" Christmas type brew???
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 302
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

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
Old 10-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
blizzard
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
 
blizzard's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,845
Liked 289 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 138

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 online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,660
Liked 2922 Times on 2526 Posts
Likes Given: 2059

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?
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
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
Old 10-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
tennesseean_87
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tennesseean_87's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 1,201
Liked 87 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 107

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.
__________________
#8 Corks in Belgian Bottles Hold Carbonation
Increasing Pipeline Diversity
Fermenting: E Fitzgerald Porter, American Special Bitter, Light Lager (sorta between Helles and Vienna), Summer Session Saison
On Deck: White IPA, Tripel?, Pils? Hefe? Hoppy Brown?

Youtube Channel on Homebrewing ::: Youtube Channel on Pipe Smoking
tennesseean_87 is offline
rgauthier20420 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
Hello
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 29 reviews
 
Hello's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 9,938
Liked 2777 Times on 1895 Posts
Likes Given: 4953

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 online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
feinbera
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 746
Liked 170 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 67

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
Old 10-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #7
BlackGoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tustin, CA
Posts: 739
Liked 78 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Belgian golden ale.
__________________
Primary: Curvaceous AK, Ruinatious Wheat
BlackGoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 302
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

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
Reply


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 10:09 PM
"SWMBO slayer" type Robust Porter badmajon Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-21-2011 11:23 PM
1st Brew - Honey Brown "type" adchesney Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-17-2009 07:58 PM
Is "pale" the same as "light?" Thor Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-17-2006 09:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS