Before I took the decision to move to All Grain Brewing I had already made three ‘kit’ beers. Coopers Mexican Cerveza, Woodforde’s Wherry and St Peters Ruby Ale
All of these kits produce very drinkable beers with just the addition of water and yeast and serve as an excellent (and simple) first step into brewing for the inexperienced. If I have inspired anyone to have a go at brewing I heartily recommend that you start with such a kit. Most are available as a Microbrewery box set which will provide you with the basic equipment you require too.
My kit beers constituted the vast majority of the beer drunk at our New Years Eve party (2012) and seeing as there is none left now… I guess that says something about their quality. Or my friends. 😛