Red Ale Home Brewing Beer Kit

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The problem with many commercial red beers is that they are too bland, maybe with a nice caramelized malt flavor and reddish amber color, but lacking much in the way of hop character. Our Red Ale features a deep amber-red color balanced with selected flavoring and aromatic hops. This kit represents the emerging West Coast style of red ales, which are typically more hoppy and malty than many mass-market commercial red beers. Alcohol: 4.0%, IBU's 36.

Includes 7 lbs. of our blended malt extract, flavoring and aromatic hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.044. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

  Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

Average rating 9.34615384615385 out of 10 ( based on 52 reviews )

Great Red Ale

Review by JASON M. on 9/17/2005

Pros: I love this beer! I recently started brewing and William’s Red Ale was my first brew. I liked it so much that it was my second brew as well. Everyone who’s tried it has been very impressed with the flavor. I should also add that it was very easy to brew.

Cons: It’s not much of a con, and may have had something to do with my environment, but both batches have taken a little longer than the stated 12 days to finish. However, customer service was very helpful.

Red Ale

Review by ANTHONY P. on 3/25/2006

Pros: Fabulous! Probably the best batch I have ever brewed.

Cons: Everyone I gave some to, wanted more and I hardly got to drink any myself.

A good choice but there are better...

Review by Flacksaw on 4/6/2006

Pros: A very tasty beer that's easy drinking. Tastes better after maturing for a month or two. Definitely a darker beer for lighter beer lovers. Super easy to make like all William's kits.

Cons: Lacks a little body in my opinion. Still very tasty.

Excellent beer

Review by MurphysIrish on 5/9/2006

Pros: Full-bodied. Almost velvety mouthfeel. Gorgeous color. Malty, but not too sweet. Full head. Nice lacing on the glass. Easy beginner brew.

Cons: Not quite as hoppy as the description would lead you to think. Even though I favor malty beers, I do think that a lot of Williams' kits lack enough hop character.

Flavorful RED!

Review by John D. on 7/5/2006

Pros: WOW!!! Beautiful color and great taste! This brew will convience commercial beer drinkers to "stop buying and start making" their own brew. Williams makes it so easy to make an outstanding homebrew. I served this at a friends July 4th celebration and it got the "thumbs up"! Will brew this one again... j.d.

Cons: None at all.

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Jul 18, 2020 by John Molay

Q: What are the hops in this kit? KCS175? KCH112?

A: KCS175 is 1.75 ounces of Saaz, KCH112 is 1.12 ounces of Hallertau

May 09, 2019 by paul

Q: I bought this kit and it came with Wyeast 1272 American Ale yeast. I know there is Red Ale Yeast so I just want to check and make sure I got the right yeast. Thanks

A: Yes, our taste tests found 1272 the best overall for this kit.

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