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Pale Commonwealth Beer - Australian Sparkling Ale


Smooth and balanced, all components merge together with similar intensities. Moderate flavors showcasing Australian ingredients. Large flavor dimension. Very drinkable, suited to a hot climate. Relies on yeast character.

Flavor Profile: Medium to low rounded, grainy to bready malt flavor, initially mild to malty-sweet but a medium to medium-high bitterness rises mid-palate to balance the malt. Caramel flavors typically absent. Highly attenuated, giving a dry finish with lingering bittern

Ingredients: Lightly kilned Australian 2-row pale malt, lager varieties may be used. Small amounts of crystal malt for color adjustment only. Modern examples use no adjuncts, cane sugar for priming only. Historical examples using 45% 2 row, 30% higher protein malt (6

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Top 10 Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Australian Sparkling Ale
5.75 gal 5.5% 38.85 1.052 1.010
All Grain 5167
NZ Pale Ale
23 L 4.5% 36.44 1.041 1.007
All Grain 3464
Frank's Southern Cross Clone
22 L 5.36% 42.9 1.050 1.010
extract 2529
Brookvale Sparkling Ale
20 L 5.76% 33.76 1.053 1.009
BIAB 2226
Aussie sparkling ale
6 gal 5.26% 34.63 1.051 1.011
BIAB 2029
Didgeribrew
5.5 gal 4.9% 30.98 1.045 1.007
All Grain 2014
Kupa-piti
5.5 gal 5.16% 30.35 1.049 1.011
BIAB 1959
Stone and wood clone (Various Ideas)
4.8 L 4.78% 20.99 1.047 1.010
BIAB 1930
12B1. Australian Sparkling Ale
5.5 gal 4.92% 24.91 1.043 1.005
All Grain 1521
Boags Draught 1942
23 L 5.2% 22.13 1.047 1.007
All Grain 1479

Newest Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Session Pale Ale
24 L 3.74% 24.31 1.037 1.008
All Grain 77
Imppu Australian Sparkling Ale
19 L 5.69% 30.36 1.053 1.009
All Grain 50
Harvey's harvest
20.8 L 4.19% 24.31 1.040 1.008
extract 52
sparkling ale
21 L 4.89% 25.56 1.047 1.009
All Grain 64
Uncle Will's Draugh5
21 L 4.71% 11.67 1.047 1.011
Partial Mash 73
Happy Brew Year 2023
3 gal 5.38% 24.26 1.049 1.008
BIAB 86
Aussie Session
220 L 4.53% 20.4 1.045 1.010
All Grain 77
Dave's Bitter Original
21.5 L 5.31% 34.07 1.047 1.007
All Grain 129
Galaxy Pale Ale
20 L 4.5% 33.33 1.042 1.008
Partial Mash 93
Bell James Aussie Sparkling Ale - Finishing off Grains
48 L 5.21% 25.74 1.051 1.011
All Grain 217

Fermentables Used In Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 43 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 73% 19% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 39 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 63% 10% - 100%
American - Wheat 26 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 15% 2% - 40%
Cane Sugar 26 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 11% 1% - 27%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 21 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 5% 1% - 9%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 21 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 14% 1% - 31%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 20 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 2% - 17%
American - Pilsner 19 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 56% 26% - 95%
Dry Malt Extract - Light 16 Dry Extract extract 4°L
42 50% 5% - 100%
American - Pale Ale 15 American Grain base malt 3.5°L
37 70% 39% - 100%

Hops Used In Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Galaxy 79 14.25 30% 2% - 100%
Pride of Ringwood 71 10 46% 9% - 100%
Cascade 32 7 24% 9% - 75%
Citra 25 11 20% 2% - 71%
Amarillo 19 8.6 19% 2% - 100%
Vic Secret 16 15.5 27% 3% - 100%
Mosaic 16 12.5 22% 2% - 57%
Magnum 16 15 31% 8% - 100%
Centennial 14 10 18% 7% - 63%
Ella 12 14.8 34% 9% - 71%

Steeping Grains Used In Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 100% 100% - 100%
New Zealand - Light Crystal Malt 2 New Zealand Grain crystal malt 31.9797°L
35.4 63% 25% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 77 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
- - Coopers Ale 26 - Ale Medium High 72% 68°F 80°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 22 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Australian Ale Yeast WLP009 18 White Labs Ale Medium High 72.5% 65°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 11 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 10 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 6 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - US West Coast Yeast M44 5 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 78% 59°F 74°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 5 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090 5 White Labs Ale High Med-High 79.5% 65°F 68°F

Other Ingredients Used In Australian Sparkling Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 58 Water Agt Mash 28% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 38 Fining Boil 50% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 37 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 50%
Epsom Salt 30 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 44%
Lactic acid 24 Water Agt Sparge 69% 14% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 11 Water Agt Mash 29% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 11 Other Boil 19% 0% - 91%
Phosphoric acid 10 Water Agt Mash 85% 0% - 99%
Irish Moss 9 Fining Boil 80% 14% - 100%
Baking Soda 6 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 23%

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