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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 5994
Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout
6.5 gal 7.41% 56.96 1.069 1.012
All Grain 2753
Ginger Beer
4.5 L 3.94% 0 1.039 1.009
Partial Mash 2018
Summertime Ginger Ale
5 gal 2.71% 4.68 1.036 1.015
Partial Mash 1777
"Grit N Grind for All Mankind" Coffee Milk Stout
5.5 gal 6.68% 29.81 1.074 1.023
All Grain 1638
Kviek
18 L 7.33% 29.81 1.077 1.021
BIAB 1615
Green Machine Cucumber Saison
22 L 4.61% 23.93 1.048 1.012
All Grain 1592
Lemon balm gruit
2.5 gal 6.08% 0 1.058 1.012
All Grain 1587
Ace Of Spades
5.5 gal 6.11% 40.05 1.068 1.022
All Grain 1566
Imperial Blonde Tiramisu Stout
6 gal 12.54% 93.06 1.112 1.027
All Grain 1459

Newest Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Spiced Ale
30 gal 9.12% 33.05 1.085 1.015
All Grain 9
Fire in the Bunghole
5 gal 8.35% 27.05 1.089 1.025
Partial Mash 27
winter warmer
120 gal 6.65% 65.46 1.066 1.016
All Grain 100
Holiday Ale
5.5 gal 5.39% 0 1.055 1.014
extract 33
No-Bake Cookie Stout
6 gal 6.49% 32.75 1.064 1.015
All Grain 103
NoAle
5.5 gal 6.1% 29.2 1.065 1.018
BIAB 32
Toasted oat honey spice ale
4 gal 6.13% 15.04 1.063 1.017
Partial Mash 38
Banana Cream Pie Ale
5.5 gal 5.3% 28.33 1.052 1.011
All Grain 48
Fish City Brew
260 gal 6.05% 18.79 1.056 1.010
All Grain 37
Christmas Tree Ale
3.25 gal 6.57% 47.03 1.071 1.021
BIAB 59

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 147 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 62% 2% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 75 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 56% 7% - 96%
Flaked Oats 66 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 2% - 21%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 61 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 2% - 29%
Honey 61 Sugar honey 2°L
35 12% 2% - 50%
Brown Sugar 55 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 8% 1% - 36%
Munich - Light 10L 54 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 17% 3% - 47%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 52 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 2% - 17%
American - Chocolate 42 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 1% - 16%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 35 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 63 7 48% 4% - 100%
Magnum 56 15 52% 3% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 46 5 56% 10% - 100%
Willamette 44 4.5 47% 14% - 100%
Fuggles 42 4.5 44% 6% - 100%
Saaz 39 3.5 37% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 33 7.8 51% 5% - 100%
Citra 28 11 32% 3% - 100%
Centennial 23 10 32% 7% - 67%
Styrian Goldings 23 5.5 37% 16% - 100%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 7 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 59% 20% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 6 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 28% 5% - 67%
American - Roasted Barley 6 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 21% 8% - 33%
American - Chocolate 6 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 20% 3% - 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 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%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 3 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 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-05 119 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 34 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 22 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 18 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 14 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - French Saison 3711 9 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Low 80% 65°F 77°F
Danstar - Windsor Ale Yeast 9 Danstar Ale Medium Medium 72% 64°F 70°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 71 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 70%
Whirlfloc 55 Fining Boil 32% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 42 Fining Mash 38% 0% - 100%
Ginger 39 Spice Primary 25% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 38 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 100%
Nutmeg 26 Spice Boil 13% 0% - 53%
Cinnamon 26 Spice Boil 28% 1% - 65%
Cinnamon stick 25 Spice Secondary 40% 1% - 96%
Lactic acid 23 Water Agt Mash 46% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 22 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 23%

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