The challenge in this style to me is restraint, and keeping the flavors in balance. If you do that, this could be a choice as one of your regular house beers.
X Marks the Bock (5 gallons/19 L, extract only)OG = 1.060 FG = 1.012IBU = 35 SRM = 9 ABV = 6.3% When formulating an extract version of the all-grain recipe Old
Old Timer’s Bock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.060 FG = 1.010IBU = 35 SRM = 13 ABV = 6.6% This recipe is our attempt of brewing an American bock similar to
Heretic describes Evil Twin as follows: “This blood-red ale may not be what you might expect from a malty and hoppy craft beer. Evil Twin has a rich malt character, without being overly sweet. It has a huge hop character, without being overly bitter. It is a great example of a bold, rich, balanced craft beer, without being heavy and hard to drink in quantity. Our Evil Twin is only bad because it is too good to resist.”
Autumn Apple Spiced Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.064 FG = 1.018IBU = 25 SRM = 11 ABV = 5.9% Courtesy of Maltose Express Monroe, Connecticut Our Apple Spiced Ale
The beer that helped build Bell’s, Amber Ale features both toasted and sweet caramel notes, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness, it’s incredibly versatile with food, but very tasty on its own.
Long Trail Ale, which has won multiple awards at GABF, is considered an altbier with several unique twists to it.
Evil Dead Read utilizes a hop burst technique to provide tons of aromatics thanks to ample American hops added late in the boil without a true bittering hop charge.
This recipe from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. (Gilbert, Arizona) was a collaboration with Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco and brewed to taste like tres leches cake with the additions of lactose, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar.
Columbus hops provide an earlthy, citrus hop profile for this amber ale. Melanoidin and light crystal malt provide a solid malty backbone.
According to Highland Brewing Co.’s website, “A deep amber-colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness. It has a universal appeal and is our workhorse, accounting for about half of our total production.”