I know this is a “Christmas” beer but I love it and never see any available locally. I have looked at some clone recipes and they all seem to be Pilsner base with some Munich and chocolate. Belgian yeast. Honey for more ABV I guess and some kind of cherries. Cherry puree would by my way to go since my luck with using fruit has not been good.
I was thinking about a slightly toned down version 11% is cool for a have one during the holidays but it’s over the top for much else. I could even work the honey and cherries into one of my typical 20 gallon batches but only use them for 5 or 10 gallons of it for a trial in case I really don’t like it. Might tone down the chocolate because I don’t find it appealing in that style beer.
How much puree and honey do you think for a secondary addition? Ideas?