This beer uses Rechtschreibfehler as its base and adds traditional Christmas/holiday spices. This is my first spiced beer and the actual amounts and ratios I found online and in recipes from published, successful brewers were all over the place so these are all just a bit of a guess. I want noticeable spice which is more than just in the background.
I used Ol' Yule Loggy from Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer's "Brewing Classic Styles" and Christmas Beer from Gordon Strong's "Modern Homebrew Recipes" as a reference for spices as well as random recipes on the web. The amounts and ratios of different spices was all over the place for roughly the same size batch. So as my first spiced beer the amount of every spice used is a bit of a guess and could be way too much or too little. I generally opted for something in between Ol' Yule Loggy, which was on the low end of amounts, and Christmas Beer.
The end product is not 100% what I had intended, but it is good. Some poor on the fly calculation adjustments were made resulting in an extra 0.25 gallons of wort in the fermenter. This means slightly lower gravities and ABV and more diluted and so less dark color. Rather than keeping this written recipe as intended, it has been updated to match reality and that is now the recipe for Holiday Beer 2020.
In the end, this is a fairly good flavor, although possibly a bit heavy on the orange peel resulting in a tangier beer which is unexpectedly similar to Roggenbiers I have brewed.