DetailsThis elegantly simple recipe translates into a deeply complex and brag-worthy American strong ale. The choice combination of pale malt, Belgian Special B, and Chinook hops create a medley of dark caramel, raisin, dried cherry and plum and slight pine flavors all interlaced into a boastful deep copper color. Pouring with a medium-heavy body, Elegant Bastard is a smooth sipper meant to be enjoyed in moderation.
- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.07 ReviewsOne of my favoritesArrogant Bastard is one of my favorite beers, and thankfully this clone came very close. It's one of my favorite beers that I've brewed so far. My gravities were exactly what the instructions state. Spent 2 weeks in a Primary and 5 weeks in a Secondary. It was done before that, but I needed to wait for a keg to empty. I definitely want to brew this one again.June 15, 20162% of precincts reportingJust had first bottle after 12 days bottle conditioning, after a full 3 weeks in a Fast Fermenter. Used the liquid Wyeast option and still had a lot of yeast in suspension at bottling; however, it settled out quickly and firmly, and I was able to pour a very clear glass of medium amber brew. Crisp, pleasant hint of grapefruit; anxious to see how it ages in the bottles.March 5, 2016I love strong ales and this kit delivered nice 2 finger creamy foam with a base color reddish brown must try if you enjoy arrogant bastardElegant bastard Strong aleJanuary 11, 2017Purchased
9 months agoEasy drinkingA very balanced easy drinking beer. Made per the recipe and it didn't disappoint. It will be on my list of go-to brews in the future.September 15, 2016Good StuffThis is very close to the Arrogant One. Easy to brew. I used the dry yeast. Bottled using 3.5 oz corn sugar. 7.5% abv. Everyone loved it. Strong but not boozy.December 18, 2016Purchased
6 months agoVery goodI`ve never tasted Arrogant Bastard so I`m not reviewing this as a clone , but instead just as a really unique, complex, and flavorful beer you can brew at home. Very good brew .December 10, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 13 answersSorry ,should i use one or two packages of safale S-04 for this kitBEST ANSWER: Yes, I would recommend using 2 packs for this as it is a high gravity beer.How long do you believe this beer needs to be bottle conditioned? Would it be ready to drink in approximately 3 months?BEST ANSWER: I use a keg system, but the answer is probably the same. I use a primary fermenter for 1 week, and secondary for another. I let it condition in the keg for 4 weeks before I took my first taste. It was good! Two weeks later, it is still maturing. But that's part of the "joy of home brewing".One or two package of safale S-04 for this kit??BEST ANSWER: This kit comes with a single pack of yeast.Any specialty grains other than Special B in this kit?BEST ANSWER: Nope, Special B is the only specialty grain.what is the anticipated ABV?BEST ANSWER: 6.83%