DetailsSuperior Strong Ale
Full-bodied, malty, and generously hopped for balance, this ale is a heavier beer for true dark beer connoisseurs. A couple pints of this robust brew and you'll have the courage (though probably not the agility) to windsurf Lake Superior in the worst conditions. Named after our large, beloved lake.
- Rich dark brown color
- Full-bodied with malty, hoppy balance
- Ingredients include: 6 lb. Amber liquid malt extract, 3.15 lb. Dark liquid malt extract, 2 oz. Mt. Hood bittering hops, 1 oz. Tettnang aroma hops, 8 oz. Crystal, 40L malt, 8 oz. British Brown malt specialty grains, yeast and priming sugar and muslin bag
- Rich dark brown color
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.061 ReviewsRich and tastyThis a serious brew for serious beer drinkers. Extremely rich and complex flavor for a dark beer. Not for light beer drinkers!May 2, 2010Great beer worth the extra 5 bucks over the cheeper kitsI am on my 6th kit so far and thought I would try to make a kit that included more ingredients and higher alcohol content. Honestly thought it was awesome and feel guilty for every beer I drink cause that's one less to enjoy later.May 10, 2010Very good and surprisingly smoothI brew a range of beers and probably brew at least two if not more batches a month. This beer is very malty and good. I added an extra lb of sugar and it turned out very nice. Some of my friends say it's the best one I've made. It's a toss up between This Strong Ale and Midwest's Power Pack Porter. Not for the lite beer drinker. I will need to keep this one going..July 11, 2010Great AleI love this brew and will try to keep a keg on draft at all times. Nice clean flavor - very drinkable. My wife loves this and she doesn't drink IPAs or Stouts. If you like even middle of the road production beers (Killian's or Amber Bock) this is just a bit stronger.August 8, 2010This is awesomeThis is a fantastic beer. Smells like English toffee, and has a nice roast coffee finish. Big, malty, yet perfectly balanced. I will be brewing this several times a year.September 18, 2010Excellent beerWonderful beer. I was surprised how good it was. I ordered it just before I decided I was moving toward more APA's and IPA's. This beer made me change my mind (again). Malty with good hop balance. I'm very glad I have this on hand for these winter months. A favorite of my relatives (not sure if that's good or bad).November 15, 2010This kit is excellent.This was my first ever foray into brewing, and while I think I may have gone a little overboard in the amount of care I took brewing this kit, it came out reasonably perfectly. I even took it easy on myself and went with the dry yeast. I was only able to age it for a month, because I wanted to roll it out over Christmas. Despite the reportedly inferior yeast and the youth of the beer, though, it was a big hit and it came out delicious. The flavor is perfectly balanced and the alcohol content is huge. The only criticism I have is that using exactly the amount of priming sugar they suggested makes it a little bit too peppy. My readings on this subject suggest that for a beer this heavy, you only need to use about half the sugar this kit recommends. I can't wait to see what the leftovers taste like in another month.December 27, 2010Gotta have some around ALL the time!I've brewed this beer three times and will be doing MORE! My favorite of all the brew kits. Used 1 1/2 oz. of Mt. Hood bittering hops (instead of 2 oz.) to get even a smoother taste.January 1, 2011Great Beer!I am a big fan of IPAs and strong ales and this certainly did not let me down. My friends loved it too. My only complaint is that it didn't last long once we tasted it. I used Wyeast 1332 Activator. This beer will be a go-to beer of mine from now on.February 7, 2011serious beerThis one is so packed full of flavor it may be too much for some. I found that it often took a couple swigs before my tastebuds calmed down. All my friends enjoyed it.February 7, 2011
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerThe label on the kit I received says time til ready is "8 months". But the instructions do not mention prolonged aging in either secondary or bottle. What gives?BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan
We'll see if we can clarify those instructions. I think the 8 months is an ideal but you can certainly turn this beer around in a normal 6 week timeframe for any beer of this gravity.
Gabe from MW