A great alternative to your standard pumpkin beer, this spiced ale is mashed with your choice of yams or sweet potato and features flavors of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger root. Make your own yam beer!
Specialty malts: English Crystal, Caramunich‚®
Featured hops: Northdown
Other additives: our special holiday ale spice pack
O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.1% ABV
Approximately 173 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
Sweet potatoes are not provided with the recipe. They must be purchased separately.
Sweet potato or yam preparation: cut 3 - 4 lb of sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch cubes. Place the sweet potatoes on a cooking pan and cook in the oven at 350 F for 30 min or until softened. 3 - 4 lb of canned sweet potatoes (non-spiced) may be used instead. The sweet potatoes are added with the grains during mashing.
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I made several mistakes adapting to a new brewery on this beer. I had a very poor conversion and an equivalently low OG. However, the beer came out VERY dry so I nearly made up the difference in ABV. My review should be taken with a grain of salt as the OG/FG disparity from the recipe will mean a very different balance than what you SHOULD experience. The sweat potato aroma is excellent and blends very well with the spice aroma. This is one of very few beers that my wife liked the smell of enough to taste. It smells like a Thanksgiving kitchen but less sweet. I'd expect this is remain with a proper mash. It's light on the pallet with a little sharpness from the alcohol, this is most likely due to my very dry FG however and is still not offensive. With a proper mash I believe the malt flavor would have reduced this effect and resulted in greater balance with the spice flavor. In short, even ruined, it's a good beer. I'll try it again and hopefully be able to provide a review of the beer as it was intended to be.