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Spiced Beer - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


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

Flavor Profile: As with aroma, the distinctive flavor character associated with the particular SHV(s) should be noticeable, and may range in intensity from subtle to aggressive. The individual character of each SHV(s) may not always be identifiable when used in combinati

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Top 10 Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Elderflower Saison
5.5 gal 6.01% 26.91 1.058 1.012
All Grain 6386
Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout
6.5 gal 7.41% 56.96 1.069 1.012
All Grain 2974
Ginger Beer
4.5 L 3.94% 0 1.039 1.009
Partial Mash 2297
Summertime Ginger Ale
5 gal 2.71% 4.68 1.036 1.015
Partial Mash 1993
Green Machine Cucumber Saison
22 L 4.61% 23.93 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1980
Lemon balm gruit
2.5 gal 6.08% 0 1.058 1.012
All Grain 1923
"Grit N Grind for All Mankind" Coffee Milk Stout
5.5 gal 6.68% 29.81 1.074 1.023
All Grain 1904
Ace Of Spades
5.5 gal 6.11% 40.05 1.068 1.022
All Grain 1835
Kviek
18 L 7.33% 29.81 1.077 1.021
BIAB 1823
Imperial Blonde Tiramisu Stout
6 gal 12.54% 93.06 1.112 1.027
All Grain 1682

Newest Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Mike Show Vanilla Porter
5 gal 5.97% 52.63 1.055 1.010
All Grain 17
Pumpkin Ale
5 gal 6.96% 29.07 1.065 1.012
extract 30
Coffee Blonde
5.5 gal 5.4% 0 1.053 1.012
All Grain 45
Torino Roggen
5.5 gal 5.47% 23.41 1.056 1.014
extract 52
16 Fathoms Kelp Gose
740 L 4.98% 0 1.047 1.009
All Grain 45
Peppercorn Rye Ale
5.5 gal 6.28% 27.58 1.052 1.005
All Grain 71
A Ridge St Christmas Vacation
11 gal 5.69% 0 1.058 1.014
All Grain 53
Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale clone
5.5 gal 7.21% 31.69 1.072 1.017
All Grain 98
Reinbeer Christmas Ale
4.5 gal 5.8% 28.47 1.057 1.012
extract 94
Quay Christmas Spiced Brown Ale
5.5 gal 5.75% 32.04 1.066 1.022
BIAB 46

Fermentables Used In Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 149 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 62% 2% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 80 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 56% 7% - 96%
Flaked Oats 73 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 2% - 22%
Honey 66 Sugar honey 2°L
35 12% 2% - 50%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 64 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 2% - 29%
Brown Sugar 58 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 8% 0% - 36%
Munich - Light 10L 57 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 17% 3% - 47%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 54 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 6% 2% - 17%
American - Chocolate 46 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 1% - 16%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 40 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 6% 1% - 22%

Hops Used In Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 71 7 51% 4% - 100%
Magnum 60 15 53% 3% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 52 5 58% 10% - 100%
Fuggles 47 4.5 44% 6% - 100%
Willamette 46 4.5 47% 14% - 100%
Saaz 40 3.5 38% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 39 7.8 54% 5% - 100%
Citra 32 11 31% 3% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 26 5.5 40% 16% - 100%
Centennial 24 10 33% 7% - 67%

Steeping Grains Used In Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 7 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 27% 3% - 67%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 59% 20% - 100%
Special B 6 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 28% 5% - 67%
American - Roasted Barley 6 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 21% 8% - 33%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 5 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 57% 29% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 4 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 45% 12% - 67%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 4 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 49% 25% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 4 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 37% 17% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 4 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 46% 33% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 3 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 53% 25% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 130 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 39 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 21 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 21 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 20 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 16 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 15 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 9 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 9 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
White Labs - Belgian Saison I Yeast WLP565 9 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 70% 68°F 75°F

Other Ingredients Used In Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 86 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 70%
Whirlfloc 61 Fining Boil 34% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 50 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 38%
Ginger 48 Spice Boil 27% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 43 Fining Boil 38% 0% - 100%
Nutmeg 41 Spice Boil 17% 0% - 70%
Cinnamon 37 Spice Boil 28% 0% - 65%
Cinnamon stick 30 Spice Boil 39% 1% - 96%
Epsom Salt 28 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 23%
Baking Soda 27 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 50%

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