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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 2811
Buckwheat-Honey Oatmeal Stout
0.75 gal 4.92% 54.68 1.060 1.023
All Grain 2581
Honey Brown Ale
22 L 4.57% 26.3 1.044 1.009
All Grain 1812
Winter Honey Ale
5.5 gal 7.49% 47.77 1.074 1.017
All Grain 1772
Conrad's Winter Warmer
5 gal 7.78% 48.6 1.073 1.014
All Grain 1466
Wildflower Mead with Black Currants and Cherries
3.5 gal 15.71% 0 1.160 1.040
All Grain 1465
Gluten free
1.5 gal 6.26% 19.63 1.060 1.012
extract 1338
Seaweed Base
21 L 4.6% 21.1 1.050 1.015
extract 1226
Red Honey rev2
500 L 6.05% 15.14 1.059 1.013
All Grain 1213
Mead
20 L 19.13% 0 1.148 1.002
extract 1165

Newest Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Palma Real Ale
230 L 4.59% 4.17 1.043 1.008
All Grain 93
Mai Tai pale ale (MaIPA)
5.5 gal 5.59% 45.21 1.054 1.011
BIAB 121
HONEY GINGER
52 L 5.67% 60.03 1.053 1.010
All Grain 210
BREJA DO PADRE - BEBER NA MISSA
40 L 2.13% 0 1.022 1.005
BIAB 319
Hoppy Mead
5 L 7.67% 0 1.058 1.000
extract 293
honey
58 L 4.07% 8.83 1.039 1.008
All Grain 250
Seltzer
5.5 gal 5.49% 0 1.042 1.000
All Grain 239
PANETONNE CHRISTMAS ALE
500 L 7.98% 25.36 1.073 1.012
All Grain 229
Braggot
140 L 10.6% 34.9 1.101 1.020
All Grain 404
(WIP) Phrygian Ale (Pyment/Braggot similar in concept to "Midas Touch")
13 L 10.73% 15.72 1.106 1.024
extract 996

Fermentables Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Honey 36 Sugar honey 2°L
35 27% 2% - 100%
Cane Sugar 27 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 71% 3% - 100%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 18 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 66% 2% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 9 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 15% - 82%
Brown Sugar 6 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 47% 10% - 87%
Honey Malt 6 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 10% 3% - 17%
German - Melanoidin 5 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 2% - 13%
Weyermann - Pilsner 4 German Grain base malt 1.5°L
36 66% 42% - 94%
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%

Hops Used In Alternative Sugar Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 17 7 43% 14% - 100%
Saaz 6 3.5 64% 36% - 100%
Amarillo 4 8.6 28% 8% - 50%
East Kent Goldings 4 5 50% 14% - 100%
Magnum 4 15 29% 8% - 67%
Centennial 3 10 38% 18% - 75%
Fuggles 3 4.5 59% 29% - 71%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 3 4 51% 25% - 100%
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 25 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 7 White Labs Champagne 0.17 Low 90% 70°F 75°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 5 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Lallemand - Lalvin EC-1118 3 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
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 2 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 12 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 57%
Epsom Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 8%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 8 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 54%
Irish Moss 7 Fining Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 5 Other Boil 55% 4% - 100%
Whirlfloc 5 Fining Boil 59% 33% - 100%
Phosphoric acid 4 Water Agt Mash 41% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 3 Other Boil 55% 17% - 100%
Citric acid 3 Water Agt Mash 22% 8% - 33%
Baking Soda 3 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%

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