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Alternative Fermentables Beer - Alternative Sugar Beer


A harmonious marriage of sugar and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The sugar character should both be evident but in balance with the beer, not so forward as to suggest an artificial product.

Flavor Profile: Same as the base beer, except that some additional fermentables (honey, molasses, etc.) may add a flavor component. Whatever additional flavor component is present should be in balance with the beer components, and be a pleasant combination. Added sugars

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Townsends Spruce Beer
3 gal 3.61% 0 1.028 1.000
extract 2346
Buckwheat-Honey Oatmeal Stout
0.75 gal 4.92% 54.68 1.060 1.023
All Grain 2316
Honey Brown Ale
22 L 4.57% 26.3 1.044 1.009
All Grain 1605
Winter Honey Ale
5.5 gal 7.49% 47.77 1.074 1.017
All Grain 1589
Wildflower Mead with Black Currants and Cherries
3.5 gal 15.71% 0 1.160 1.040
All Grain 1307
Conrad's Winter Warmer
5 gal 7.78% 48.6 1.073 1.014
All Grain 1247
Gluten free
1.5 gal 6.26% 19.63 1.060 1.012
extract 1167
Red Honey rev2
500 L 6.05% 15.14 1.059 1.013
All Grain 1072
Mead
20 L 19.13% 0 1.148 1.002
extract 1027
Seaweed Base
21 L 4.6% 21.1 1.050 1.015
extract 957

Newest Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
imperial pumpkin
310 gal 10.86% 0 1.108 1.026
All Grain 32
BREJA DO PADRE - BEBER NA MISSA
30 L 1.5% 0 1.015 1.004
BIAB 115
Hoppy Mead
5 L 7.67% 0 1.058 1.000
extract 63
honey
58 L 4.07% 8.83 1.039 1.008
All Grain 75
Seltzer
5.5 gal 5.49% 0 1.042 1.000
All Grain 61
PANETONNE CHRISTMAS ALE
500 L 7.98% 25.36 1.073 1.012
All Grain 88
Braggot
100 L 10.6% 37.64 1.101 1.020
All Grain 102
(WIP) Phrygian Ale (Pyment/Braggot similar in concept to "Midas Touch")
13 L 10.73% 15.72 1.106 1.024
extract 734
Eroica mashup
10 gal 2.92% 16.27 1.030 1.007
All Grain 95
Cherry Soda
5 gal 3.02% 0 1.023 1.000
extract 119

Fermentables Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Honey 34 Sugar honey 2°L
35 25% 2% - 100%
Cane Sugar 26 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 70% 3% - 100%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 19 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 68% 2% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 9 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 15% - 82%
Honey Malt 6 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 10% 3% - 17%
Brown Sugar 5 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 55% 13% - 87%
German - Melanoidin 5 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 2% - 13%
Maltodextrin 4 Sugar sugar 0°L
39 8% 6% - 13%
White Sorghum Syrup - Gluten Free 4 Sugar sugar 1.5°L
37 80% 72% - 87%
American - Pilsner 4 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 37% 13% - 67%

Hops Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 17 7 44% 14% - 100%
Saaz 5 3.5 65% 36% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 4 5 50% 14% - 100%
Amarillo 3 8.6 26% 8% - 50%
Centennial 3 10 38% 18% - 75%
Fuggles 3 4.5 59% 29% - 71%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 3 4 51% 25% - 100%
Magnum 3 15 17% 8% - 32%
Northern Brewer 3 7.8 29% 21% - 38%
Styrian Goldings 3 5.5 43% 33% - 50%

Steeping Grains Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 24 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 10 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Champagne Yeast WLP715 6 White Labs Champagne 0.17 Low 90% 70°F 75°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 4 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Lallemand - Lalvin EC-1118 4 Lallemand Champagne High High 65% 59°F 77°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 3 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 2 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Brewferm - Brewferm Blanche #Y015 2 Brewferm Ale n/a Low 78% 64°F 73°F
Red Star - Premier Blanc Yeast 2 Red Star Wine High Low 0% 59°F 86°F

Other Ingredients Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 11 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 57%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 8%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 6 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 54%
Yeast Nutrient 5 Other Whirlpool 55% 4% - 100%
Whirlfloc 5 Water Agt Boil 59% 33% - 100%
Citric acid 3 Water Agt Mash 22% 8% - 33%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 3 Water Agt Boil 55% 17% - 100%
Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) 2 Other Primary 39% 24% - 54%
Chalk 2 Water Agt Mash 15% 8% - 22%

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