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fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 12:06:51 AM »
Soon I will make a dark Belgian that I made last year with homemade shagbark hickory syrup.
I did the same a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.  Here is the syrup I used; no astringency issues.
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2014, 01:31:33 AM »
I had not expected that the response to shagbark hickory syrup would be " yeah, I tried that". It turns out After checking my notes I used 2 cups, i presume at the end of boil, but also I racked into secondary with wood chips and a quart of shagbark hickory syrup. It sat for 6 weeks in secondary. It was really fantastic. It was the best big beer I have made. It had a strong alcoholic component which I'm sure was enhanced by the syrup in the secondary but wasn't what I would call "boozy".
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 11:15:39 AM »
Bier de Marz is one I don't see on the suggestion list.

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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2014, 12:58:09 PM »
Nobody mentioned light lager. People love to drink that year round ;)

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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2014, 01:35:31 PM »
Chocolate Coffee Porter is to die for! I also make a spiced Belgian Dubbel for our annual XMAS party that's a big hit. Both great winter beers...
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2014, 02:58:30 PM »
Did Barleywine make the list? You can brew one for next winter...

I dig on Flanders Red / Oud Bruin during the holidays. Especially those on the higher end of ABV, aged in bourbon barrels. Boulevard's 'Love Child' series is perfect for the holidays. Again, you'll be making one now for next year.

Dubbel and Dark Mild are good ideas for this year
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2014, 03:50:17 PM »
Thanks for all of the ideas. I have a winter warmer of sorts that is basically a double red ale. I will probably only get around to a few so I am thinking

dark strong Belgian of some type
black lager
robust or Baltic porter (additions of spices or chocolate or coffee, etc.)
black IPA?
black wheat?

basically variations on 'black' beers...haha
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2014, 05:05:44 PM »
If you do a coffee porter, consider using a quality decaf coffee bean. I do this personally as I don't want to be drinking caffeine at night.
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2014, 05:22:19 PM »
Nobody mentioned light lager. People love to drink that year round ;)

+1.  I always try to have a keg of Bohemian pilsner on tap for the holidays.  Goes great with pickled herring.

I do think I will try brewing that Saison d'Hiver recipe that Duncan posted, though.

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2014, 06:06:46 PM »
I plan on brewing this dark, spiced "winter saison" in the next couple of weeks.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/beer-recipe-of-the-week-saisonn-dhiver/
That does look good. If I had to pick one style I would want to drink in December and July I think saison would be it.
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2014, 08:49:32 PM »
Amber makes a good Fall/transitional beer and if your kegging you can be drinking it in no time flat. I'm about a week away from tapping a Fall Amber myself.
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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2014, 10:19:15 PM »
Fall/Winter beer I'm thinking a good rye IPA.

Now......if only there was a good recipe out there......


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Re: fall/winter beer styles
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2014, 01:52:17 AM »
Just had some Sinebrychoff for the first time in a while. Baltic Porter now tops my list for cool weather beer.
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