Beer Style: Strong Ale Family

Brouwerij Bosteels: DueS clone

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Are you ready to try brewing a Bière de Champagne, also known as a Bière Brut? If so, here is a recipe for one of the shining starts in this rare and unique category of beers.


Harpoon Brewery: English Style Old Ale clone

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Inspired by the sustaining winter offerings of many English breweries, this complex and malty brew is marked by significant alcohol warmth, balanced bitterness, biscuit/roasted undertones, and sublime mouthfeel.


George Gale & Co.’s Gale Prize Old Ale clone

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This opens with a deep caramel apple character with notes of plums and sultanas. The tart fruity finish has hints of raisins and a spiciness lent by the rustic hops. One of the best examples of an old ale on the market.


Great Divide Brewing Company: Old Ruffian clone

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Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward barleywine with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness.


Paper City Brewery’s Winter Palace Wee Heavy clone

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One of the original microbreweries in Massachusetts, Paper City Brewery closed its doors in 2016 but you can still brew this classic Wee Heavy using this recipe.

“We use pale and roasted malt to give our ale a rich, full maltiness and a deep, dark amber color. The nature of a WEE HEAVY makes for a higher alcohol percentage but this softens and counterbalances the sweet maltiness of the ales.”


Belgian Tripel

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With the popularity and availability of Westmalle Tripel in the United States over the years, it seems hard to believe that my first real taste of Westmalle Tripel was while wandering around


Belgian Strong Golden

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by the numbers OG: 1.070–1.095 (17.1–22.7) FG: 1.005–1.016 (1.3–4.1 °P) SRM: 3–6 IBU: 22–35 ABV: 7.5–10.5% Duvel is considered the ultimate example of Belgian strong golden ale and I think they also


Belgian Dubbel

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by the numbers OG: 1.062–1.075 (15.2–18.2 °P) FG: 1.008–1.018 (2.0–4.6 °P) SRM: 10–17 IBU: 15–25 ABV: 6–7.6% I fondly remember my very first trip to Belgium. I was already passionate about homebrewing


Odell Brewing’s Isolation Ale Clone: Replicator

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  Dear Replicator, I’ve been a long-time reader and subscriber and finally have a question to ask which hasn’t been answered in either your great magazine or on the interwebs. I am


Belgian Single

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by the numbers OG: 1.044-1.054 FG:1.004-1.010 SRM:3-5 IBU:25-45 ABV:4.8-6.0% Trappist monasteries are rightfully known for their excellent beers. Brewed with devotion and service in mind, these beers are used to generate money


American Strong Ale

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by the numbers OG: 1.062-1.090 FG:1.014-1.024 SRM:7-19 IBU:50-100 ABV:6.3-10 Beer styles are a funny thing. Some people claim they don’t exist, while others think they should never change. Fortunately, both groups are


Brewing Better Belgians

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  Belgian ales are complex and elegant. They’re my favorites to homebrew and drink. One issue I’ve had, however, is finding a Belgian beer that’s less than six months old in the


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