You better watch out... you better not cry... because Belsnickel is coming to a keg near you! If you thought that you were getting a sweet Belgian Christmas ale recipe that would tickle your taste buds, then this one isn't for you! Named after the sinister Holiday figure in German folklore, Belsnickel and his demon companion, Krampus are the holiday devils that are here to cause trouble! These bad boys both come in at a devilish 8% or above, so you better find a cozy spot by the fire to settle in for a longgg Winter's nap.
In all seriousness, at 8.5%, this Belgian Christmas ale recipe is not too sweet, not too bitter, and spiced with traditional holiday spices. Make it now, so it has time to age a bit before Christmas. The liquid yeast options here are the preferred ones, but dry yeast is acceptable. Due to the high OG, please make a starter with the liquid yeast, or buy two packages.
All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping!
- Mash at 153 degrees
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.078 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.012-1.015 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 8.4 - 8.7%
- Bitterness: 36.3 IBUs
- Est. Color: 15.1 SRM
So far so good