DetailsOur Strong Ale recipe is full-bodied, malty, and generously hopped for balance. A couple mugs of this powerful brew will give you the courage to windsurf Lake Superior in the worst of conditions.
Ingredients: 12.5 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Brown Malt, 8 oz. Caramel 40L, 8 oz. Chocolate, 2 oz. Mt. Hood, 1 oz. Tettnang, priming sugar, and yeast.
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5.0 / 5.08 ReviewsAwesome fall brew......or any other time of year. Boozy, strong malty flavors up front with a light hop bite at the back end. AWESOME KIT, will definitely be brewing this one again. And definitely gets better with age...let this one sit in the bottle a couple months. Came out right around 7.2% ABV.December 13, 2011Way better than expected.It might just be because I let this beer age for about four months before kegging, but I was really surprised by just how good this was. Very smooth despite the high alcohol content, and the hops convey good flavor, but not a lot of bitterness. I might just have a new favorite recipe kit. You should definitely give it a try, and maybe let it age an extra couple months.June 30, 2012Excellent beerBeer was outstanding right after tapping keg. Aged well and seemed to taste better after about a month. Alcohol level was high, but this was one smooth beer, probably the best I've made in quite awhile. I added an extra pound of two row since I batch sparge, seems to work better for me. Gonna order again after my fermenter opens up.January 18, 2013Strong Ale is rightIt�?���s a smooth malty ale, with a punch. Its quire dark, so if you like strong dark ales this may appeal to you. I aged it 6 months to let the complex flavors blend. I think it would be a mistake to have this early. I used the Wyeast Activator and made a 2 liter starter because of it's potency._x000D_April 4, 2013Strong beerI double ground the grain, mashed at 149 for 90 minutes and got 85% efficiency. This is a strong ale! Its good and smooth too, without any harshness. Its a nice malty beer that I am enjoying. I will make it again in the fall and age it 6 months.July 22, 2013strong is rightThis is no session ale it came out pretty strong. I aged it several months and its great. The flavors have really come together nicely.November 28, 2013Superior Superior Strong AleHesitant to take on a higher gravity all grain since I have not that many all grains under my belt, but this beer surpassed all expectations. Wished I had saved more instead of giving so much to my friends. Just the right amount of hops, hit the ABV % on the nose. Looking to go back to this one again and again.January 29, 2014
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