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Pale Commonwealth Beer - British Golden Ale


A hop-forward, average-strength to moderately-strong pale bitter. Drinkability and a refreshing quality are critical components of the style.

Flavor Profile: Medium to medium-high bitterness. Hop flavor is moderate to moderately high of any hop variety, although citrus flavors are increasingly common. Medium-low to low malt character, generally bready with perhaps a little biscuity flavor. Caramel flavors are

Ingredients: Low-color pale or lager malt acting as a blank canvas for the hop character. May use sugar adjuncts, corn or wheat. English hops frequently used, although citrusy American varietals are becoming more common. Somewhat clean-fermenting British yeast.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 British Golden Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
B8 Imperial Golden Ale
50 L 6.45% 22.83 1.064 1.015
All Grain 5727
Golden Ale Juan Carlos Martinez
30 L 4.62% 25.26 1.048 1.012
All Grain 3978
English Golden Ale
5.5 gal 4.62% 40.46 1.050 1.014
All Grain 3939
Smash Original
5 gal 3.97% 39.88 1.042 1.012
extract 3859
Fool's Gold
41.6 L 5% 47.24 1.048 1.009
All Grain 3572
simcoe/chinook/centennial#2
25 L 4.04% 34.08 1.044 1.013
BIAB 2811
East Kent Golding
34 L 4.8% 33.39 1.038 1.001
BIAB 2745
Čeh #2 Magnum + Sladek
27 L 4.57% 26.5 1.046 1.012
extract 2654
tap35's golden ale
45 L 5.28% 56.33 1.054 1.013
All Grain 2158
Cock Soup Gold
24.5 L 4.32% 39.77 1.044 1.011
BIAB 2082

Newest British Golden Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Teás
35 L 4.32% 5.46 1.044 1.011
extract 6
british golden ale OL-IN 2023
95 L 4.23% 0 1.043 1.011
All Grain 13
British Golden Ale
3 gal 4.21% 27.16 1.041 1.009
BIAB 13
Coconut Pale 2023
18 L 5.7% 23.48 1.056 1.012
All Grain 20
JKO 2023
2.75 gal 6.46% 55.72 1.065 1.015
All Grain 15
Golden Grahams British Golden Ale
2 gal 4.67% 36.35 1.051 1.015
All Grain 23
summer ale
20.8 L 4.99% 47.88 1.048 1.010
All Grain 57
20th
21 L 4.34% 42.25 1.044 1.011
All Grain 52
Cerveza con Maracuyá y cáscara de Lima
50 L 5.36% 25.15 1.055 1.014
All Grain 54
English Ale
20.5 L 5.49% 36.43 1.051 1.009
All Grain 136

Fermentables Used In British Golden Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 306 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 72% 8% - 100%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 106 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 66% 3% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 97 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 17% - 100%
German - Carapils 84 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 7% 1% - 19%
German - Pilsner 74 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 61% 6% - 100%
Flaked Oats 63 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 6% 0% - 17%
Munich - Light 10L 61 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 17% 3% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 59 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 6%
United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 58 United Kingdom Grain base malt 2.5°L
38 73% 12% - 100%
Torrified Wheat 53 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 9% 0% - 100%

Hops Used In British Golden Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 202 7 30% 2% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 201 5 30% 3% - 100%
Citra 112 11 25% 2% - 100%
Fuggles 104 4.5 29% 6% - 71%
Amarillo 98 8.6 28% 5% - 100%
Magnum 84 15 25% 2% - 100%
Challenger 75 8.5 28% 1% - 100%
Centennial 61 10 28% 3% - 100%
Mosaic 53 12.5 29% 4% - 80%
Willamette 49 4.5 34% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In British Golden Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Belgian - Caramel Pils 7 Belgian Grain crystal malt 8°L
34 83% 50% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 59% 20% - 100%
German - Carapils 4 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 38% 19% - 67%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 3 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 61% 33% - 100%
Flaked Corn 2 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 57% 13% - 100%
Flaked Oats 2 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 10% 10% - 10%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 2 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 100% 100% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 75L 2 American Grain crystal malt 75°L
33 75% 50% - 100%
American - Vienna 2 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 29% 25% - 33%
American - White Wheat 2 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 69% 38% - 100%

Yeasts Used In British Golden Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 234 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 193 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 82 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 36 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 34 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 24 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 23 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 21 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 15 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F

Other Ingredients Used In British Golden Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 217 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 105 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 40%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 103 Water Agt Sparge 13% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 83 Fining Boil 59% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 78 Water Agt Mash 67% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 75 Fining Boil 75% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 48 Water Agt Sparge 19% 0% - 60%
Phosphoric acid 30 Water Agt Mash 65% 0% - 100%
Table Salt 26 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%
Baking Soda 25 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 43%

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