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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
Brandon's Spruce Beer
11 gal 5.66% 54.38 1.052 1.009
All Grain 6276
XBEER CHRISTMAS ALE
35 L 6.75% 16.63 1.072 1.021
All Grain 3116
Celebration Spice Ale
5.5 gal 8.32% 59.4 1.087 1.024
All Grain 2690
Christmas Explosion
6 gal 7.97% 44.21 1.079 1.018
extract 2586
Better Not Pout Stout
5 gal 6.63% 27.4 1.067 1.016
All Grain 2339
Hoppy Christmas
20 L 7.71% 85.91 1.081 1.022
All Grain 2303
Christmas Ale
5 gal 9.7% 54.87 1.096 1.022
All Grain 1877
Christmas Cookie - House Recipe
11 gal 6.72% 37.15 1.068 1.017
All Grain 1762
Belgian Christmas Ale
5 gal 8.18% 41.2 1.078 1.016
extract 1386
Chocolate Porter
6 gal 5.99% 27.32 1.066 1.020
extract 1185

Newest Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Xmas Ale v2
22 L 5.2% 26.4 1.048 1.009
All Grain 20
Spiced Xmas Beer
5 gal 6.68% 31.12 1.068 1.017
BIAB 31
NV Festivus Miracle
5.5 gal 6.85% 48.95 1.069 1.016
All Grain 41
winter beer
12 L 9.11% 37.75 1.082 1.013
BIAB 61
san nicklaus
15 L 14.21% 38.79 1.150 1.041
All Grain 44
San nicklaus 2022
15 L 14.38% 56.35 1.150 1.040
All Grain 89
Turbo Time
5.5 gal 6.83% 282.82 1.069 1.017
All Grain 67
Lethargy Winter Warmer
5.5 gal 7.34% 41.73 1.070 1.014
All Grain 96
Holiday Ale
5.5 gal 5.75% 0 1.056 1.012
All Grain 82
Christmas Ale 2022
5.5 gal 7.38% 81.83 1.076 1.020
All Grain 71

Fermentables Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 127 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 69% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 124 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 65% 10% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 90 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 67%
Honey 90 Sugar honey 2°L
35 8% 2% - 29%
American - Chocolate 84 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 3% 0% - 28%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 79 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 1% - 24%
American - Roasted Barley 54 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 2% 0% - 10%
Flaked Oats 52 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 2% - 16%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 47 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 6% 1% - 30%
Belgian - Special B 47 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 12%

Hops Used In Winter Seasonal Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 111 7 39% 7% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 78 5 45% 6% - 100%
Magnum 55 15 46% 8% - 100%
Fuggles 54 4.5 38% 6% - 100%
Saaz 48 3.5 36% 8% - 100%
Willamette 39 4.5 50% 10% - 100%
Northern Brewer 35 7.8 44% 15% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 31 5.5 39% 9% - 100%
Mount Hood 30 4.8 32% 2% - 67%
Chinook 28 13 39% 7% - 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%
Belgian - Special B 10 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 28% 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 78 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 71 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 38 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 18 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 16 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58 12 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 10 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 9 Imperial Yeast Ale Very High 69% 64°F 70°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - General/Belgian Yeast S-33 8 Fermentis / Safale Ale 0.115 High 70% 54°F 77°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 78 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%
Cinnamon stick 53 Spice Boil 43% 3% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 46 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 50%
Whirlfloc 44 Water Agt Mash 30% 0% - 100%
Ginger 43 Spice Whirlpool 14% 0% - 97%
Nutmeg 38 Spice Secondary 13% 0% - 50%
Irish Moss 38 Fining Boil 30% 0% - 100%
Cinnamon 31 Spice Boil 35% 1% - 75%
Lactic acid 28 Water Agt Mash 53% 0% - 100%
Allspice 24 Spice Boil 20% 0% - 100%

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