Waiting for Christmas or maybe Thanksgiving?

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Texas Redfish

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Just bottled my first Christmas Ale! I can't wait to pop a top. The smell in good, and the taste
is not bad with out carbination. We will see.
 

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I've always heard that spiced holiday ales generally take a little longer to condition and for the flavors of cloves/ginger/nutmeg/cinnamon to mellow out. Not sure on your exact recipe, but 3 weeks until Thanksgiving may not be long enough to really cut out the ginger bite or some of the other flavors?

Wouldn't hurt to try it in 3-4 weeks at Thanksgiving; its quite possible it will be very drinkable by then as well. Should be pretty good at Christmas and New Years though!

I started mine a little late and it won't be bottled for another 2 weeks. I'll be drinking the earliest one at Christmas and I'm a little worried that even that won't be long enough? Someone with more experience is sure to chime in. :)
 

Wheat King

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i'll be bottling mine in a couple weeks. OMG i cant wait, but it looks like i'll be trying them around christmastime
 
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