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Strong British Ale - British Strong Ale


An ale of respectable alcoholic strength, traditionally bottled-conditioned and cellared. Can have a wide range of interpretations, but most will have varying degrees of malty richness, late hops and bitterness, fruity esters, and alcohol warmth. Judges s

Flavor Profile: Medium to high malt character often rich with nutty, toffee, or caramel flavors. Light chocolate notes are sometimes found in darker beers. May have interesting flavor complexity from brewing sugars. Balance is often malty, but may be well hopped, which a

Ingredients: Grists vary, often based on pale malt with caramel and specialty malts. Some darker examples suggest that dark malts (e.g., chocolate, black malt) may be appropriate, though sparingly so as to avoid an overly roasted character. Sugary adjuncts are common,

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 British Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
British Strong
5.5 gal 7.45% 40.15 1.075 1.022
BIAB 6061
Steinans Auckland Pride Bitter
23 L 5.34% 31.41 1.053 1.012
All Grain 3654
Cornish Tin Miner's Ale
26 L 6.23% 39.84 1.058 1.011
All Grain 2764
DöG Summer Island Strong Ale
25 L 5.64% 40.74 1.055 1.012
All Grain 2626
British Honey Ale
5 gal 6.54% 35.94 1.065 1.015
All Grain 2501
Bitter Belgian Ale
15.5 L 7.27% 45.21 1.074 1.019
BIAB 2451
000 - fullers vintage
14 gal 8.04% 52.08 1.080 1.019
All Grain 2432
41 - Brown Pilsner
22 L 6.18% 24.75 1.057 1.010
All Grain 2251
English Not Mild
11 gal 5.91% 46.89 1.061 1.016
Partial Mash 2208
Brown's Banana Bread Ale
5 gal 7.46% 37.41 1.076 1.019
extract 1912

Newest British Strong Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Amber Ale
15 L 7.14% 22.46 1.073 1.018
extract 5
1galmalt test
1 gal 6.23% 33.62 1.063 1.016
BIAB 17
Brick Top British Strong Ale
5.5 gal 6.7% 28.82 1.073 1.022
All Grain 25
F1845 British Strong
22 L 6.62% 49.8 1.065 1.015
All Grain 16
Awesome Recipe
50 L 5.51% 0 1.051 1.009
All Grain 13
Awesome Recipe
11 L 8.51% 61.09 1.086 1.022
BIAB 22
Bilgewater Basic Beer
5.5 gal 5.91% 45.24 1.059 1.014
BIAB 17
S’more Beer
1 gal 6.9% 29.25 1.069 1.016
All Grain 34
A beer named Brian
290 gal 7.96% 46.42 1.074 1.013
All Grain 29
Awesome Recipe
20.8 L 4.36% 15.37 1.041 1.007
All Grain 97

Fermentables Used In British Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 238 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 70% 2% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 65 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 64% 13% - 94%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 64 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 2% 1% - 10%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 50 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 2% - 20%
Munich - Light 10L 45 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 16% 2% - 79%
Belgian - Biscuit 44 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 8% 2% - 35%
Belgian - Special B 41 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 0% - 30%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 37 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 10% 1% - 63%
United Kingdom - Amber 37 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 8% 1% - 30%
Brown Sugar 36 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 11% 1% - 53%

Hops Used In British Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 203 5 33% 5% - 100%
Fuggles 142 4.5 34% 2% - 100%
Artisan - Cascade 69 5.8 31% 4% - 100%
Challenger 62 8.5 31% 8% - 100%
Magnum 44 15 38% 6% - 100%
Target 42 11.5 30% 8% - 100%
Willamette 39 4.5 35% 16% - 100%
Chinook 37 13 23% 3% - 63%
Centennial 33 10 27% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 31 7.8 31% 2% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 30% 10% - 44%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 5 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 28% 10% - 50%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 4 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 36% 27% - 50%
American - Black Malt 3 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 12% 4% - 25%
Flaked Oats 3 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 25% 8% - 60%
American - Chocolate 3 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 13% 5% - 22%
Belgian - CaraVienne 3 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 39% 38% - 40%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 3 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 89% 67% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 3 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 44% 17% - 67%
German - Carapils 3 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 24% 16% - 31%

Yeasts Used In British Strong Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 129 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 39 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 33 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 27 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 14 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 13 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 12 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 12 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 60 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 41 Fining Mash 72% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 31 Water Agt Boil 59% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 28 Water Agt Mash 47% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 23 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 19 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 51%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 17 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 98%
Baking Soda 17 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 38%
Table Salt 14 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 17%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 100%

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