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Spiced Beer - Winter Seasonal Beer


A stronger, darker, spiced beer that often has a rich body and warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cold winter season.

Flavor Profile: Many interpretations are possible; allow for brewer creativity as long as the resulting product is balanced and provides some spice presentation. Spices associated with the holiday season are typical (as mentioned in the Aroma section). The spices and opt

Ingredients: Generally ales, although some dark strong lagers exist. Spices are required, and often include those evocative of the Christmas season (e.g., allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger) but any combination is possible and creativity is encouraged. Fruit p

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Top 10 Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
XBEER CHRISTMAS ALE
35 L 6.75% 16.63 1.072 1.021
All Grain 3847
Christmas Explosion
6 gal 7.97% 44.21 1.079 1.018
extract 3129
Celebration Spice Ale
5.5 gal 8.32% 59.4 1.087 1.024
All Grain 3062
Better Not Pout Stout
5 gal 6.63% 27.4 1.067 1.016
All Grain 2732
Hoppy Christmas
20 L 7.71% 85.91 1.081 1.022
All Grain 2650
Christmas Ale
5 gal 9.7% 54.87 1.096 1.022
All Grain 2462
Belgian Christmas Ale
5 gal 8.18% 41.2 1.078 1.016
extract 1748
BLACK FOREST 23L
23 L 7.04% 41.13 1.069 1.016
All Grain 1714
hornindal JPA jul pale ale
21 L 7.8% 44.09 1.072 1.012
All Grain 1374
Chocolate Porter
6 gal 5.99% 27.32 1.066 1.020
extract 1336

Newest Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Holiday Brown Ale
5 gal 6.37% 15.11 1.060 1.011
All Grain 28
Isolation Winter Warmer
14 gal 7.22% 56.67 1.072 1.017
All Grain 102
Mowrys Xtra Speshial Spiced Belgian Ambar
5 gal 5.12% 76.67 1.052 1.013
extract 85
2023 Winter Warmer
5.5 gal 7.74% 39.34 1.079 1.020
BIAB 123
Bandymas Nr. 79 a ne pochuj
21 L 5.37% 22.26 1.053 1.012
All Grain 57
My Special Ale
5 gal 7.07% 45.87 1.071 1.017
extract 89
Holiday Ale MB
6 gal 6.06% 36.15 1.056 1.010
All Grain 109
Detective Crashmore
5.5 gal 10.18% 38.79 1.088 1.010
All Grain 47
Biere Noel 2023
10 L 8.05% 78.49 1.076 1.015
All Grain 62
Winter Warmer 2023
5.5 gal 6.22% 17.4 1.064 1.017
All Grain 39

Fermentables Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 137 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 70% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 135 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 65% 10% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 97 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 8% 1% - 67%
Honey 94 Sugar honey 2°L
35 8% 2% - 29%
American - Chocolate 93 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 3% 0% - 28%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 84 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 1% - 24%
American - Roasted Barley 61 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 2% 0% - 10%
Flaked Oats 57 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 2% - 16%
Special B 53 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 12%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 49 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 1% - 30%

Hops Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 120 7 39% 7% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 85 5 45% 6% - 100%
Magnum 58 15 47% 8% - 100%
Fuggles 55 4.5 37% 6% - 100%
Saaz 50 3.5 36% 8% - 100%
Willamette 43 4.5 50% 10% - 100%
Northern Brewer 39 7.8 45% 15% - 100%
Mount Hood 34 4.8 33% 2% - 67%
Styrian Goldings 32 5.5 39% 9% - 100%
Columbus 32 15 45% 14% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 12 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 34% 15% - 80%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 11 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 37% 13% - 100%
American - Chocolate 11 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 30% 13% - 50%
Special B 11 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 30% 7% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 9 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 58% 25% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 42% 15% - 67%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 7 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 21% 13% - 50%
American - Roasted Barley 7 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 21% 4% - 50%
Belgian - Biscuit 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 31% 5% - 73%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 5 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 32% 17% - 75%

Yeasts Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 80 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 12.2°C 25°C
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 77 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 12.2°C 25°C
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 40 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 15.6°C 22.2°C
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 19 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 18.3°C 20°C
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 16 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 13.9°C 21.1°C
Fermentis - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58 13 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 12.2°C 25°C
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 11 Imperial Yeast Ale Very High 69% 17.8°C 21.1°C
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 11 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 20°C 22.8°C
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Medium 73% 16.7°C 22.2°C
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 17.8°C 22.2°C

Other Ingredients Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 92 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 52%
Cinnamon stick 69 Spice Secondary 41% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 54 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 50%
Whirlfloc 53 Water Agt Boil 34% 0% - 100%
Ginger 51 Spice Boil 15% 0% - 100%
Nutmeg 50 Spice Boil 13% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 41 Fining Boil 33% 0% - 100%
Cinnamon 40 Spice Boil 32% 0% - 75%
Lactic acid 35 Water Agt Mash 53% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 34 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 18%

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