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Mardi Gras Clones

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Fat Tuesday comes around in February each year. And, as a homebrewer, you may be in the mood for something other than a hurricane. If so, try making these clones of Louisiana-based beers from Abita and Dixie.


Robust Porter

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OG = 1.050 to 1.065 FG = 1.012 to 1.016 IBUs = 25 to 45 SRM = 30+ ABV = 4.8 to 6.0% Porter originated in London, England as early as the 18th century. It was popular at that time to mix three beers to create an “Entire.” The Entire consisted of an old, well-vatted or

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Belgian Tripel

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OG = 1.065 to 1.095; FG = 1.013 to 1.020; IBU = 20 to 35; SRM = 3.5 to 6  Belgian tripel is a pale to deep gold beer with good clarity. Head retention is good and long lasting with intricate Belgian lace, except in the higher-alcohol versions, in which the alcohol can affect the

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Holiday Ale

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(5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains) OG = 1.063  FG = 1.015 IBU = 35  SRM = 10  ABV = 6.6% Ingredients:12 oz. (0.34 kg) British crystal malt (55° L) 1 oz. (28 g) British black malt 7 lbs. (3.2 kg) Muntons extra light dried malt extract (DME) 8 AAUs Fuggle hops (60 min.) (2

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Gruit-Style Spiced Ale

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(5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains) OG = 1.063  FG = 1.015 IBU = 28  SRM = 14  ABV = 6.5% Ingredients: 12 oz. (0.34 kg) crystal malt (60° L) 4 oz. (113 g) torrified wheat 3.5 oz. (100 g) British chocolate malt 6.6 lbs. (3 kg) Muntons extra light dried malt extract (DME) 2

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Gruit-Style Spiced Ale

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OG, FG, IBUs and SRM will vary.  Before the use of hops in beer, European beers were often flavored with gruit (rhymes with fruit). Gruit is a blend of herbs and spices, the most common being bog myrtle, yarrow and rosemary. Gruit ale was the main form of ale in Europe for close to 700

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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Optimator clone

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Optimator is brewed and then lagered in the brewery’s deep cellars. This smooth beer is a beautiful ruby brown color with a whipped-cream head. The aroma is one of smooth, sweet malt and warming alcohol. It sits rich and malty on the palate, with alcohol a defining presence.

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Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfestbier clone

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All the Munich breweries prepare an Oktoberfest for the celebration. The Hofbräuhaus, which means “Royal Court Brewery,” is probably the most famous of the city’s breweries. In fact, the Hofbräuhaus may be the most famous brewery, beer garden and beer hall in the world.

Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfest has a creamy, tight, off-white head and a luscious amber color. The nose is aromatic malt the palate is smooth, with intense malt and nutty, bread-like nuances. The finish is one of semi-sweet malt.


Brasserie Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel Clone

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The Ayinger brewery was established in 1878 and has been named one of the “Top Ten Breweries in the World” for four consecutive years at the World Beer Championships. The brewery lies some 15 miles outside of Munich, in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Alps, in the 1200-year-old village of Aying.

The trademark of the Aying beers is their incredible maltiness. This dunkel is a classic example of its style. It has a rich, chestnut-brown color with a creamy beige head. The aroma of warm, sweet malt has nuances of toffee. There is a big, round malt palate that ends with a hint of coffee and hops.

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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Clone

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Hacker-Pschorr brewery was established in 1417 in Munich and is now owned by Paulaner. The brewery uses only the finest Bavarian barley and wheat malts, noble hops from Germany and Bohemia, and spring water from the Alps to brew its beers.

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse is brewed with 60 percent wheat and 40 percent barley malt. After it’s finished fermenting at warm temperatures, it is aged for a short time at cold temperatures. It is unfiltered, which provides a hazy yellow color with an off-white, feathery head. This is a classic example of a wheat beer with a wheat and estery aroma. The flavor is crisp, clean and well-balanced.

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Spaten Premium Lager clone

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Spaten’s roots can be traced back to the 1300s. The name of the brewery is derived from the Spaeth family, who purchased the 225-year-old brewery in 1622. Spaten’s modern tradition began in Munich in 1807 when Gabriel Sedlmayr I, brewmaster for the Royal Court of Bavaria, took over the brewery. His son, the legendary innovator Gabriel Sedlmayr II, later became brewmaster and created Munich helles as an alternative to pilsner.
Spaten’s Munich Helles is smooth, delicate, simple and subtle. It has an enticing balance between hop bitterness and malt. Spaten is a beautiful yellow-gold color and has a creamy head. This is a delicious, easy-drinking lager.

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Löwenbräu AG Premium Dark clone

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A Munich Dunkel produced by the Munich-based Löwenbräu brewery. The brewery claims to have been founded back in 1383, although proof of that history has been disputed.

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