• Favorite
  • Discuss
  • Subscribe
Winter Ale 2013

Winter Ale 2013

American Barleywine • Partial Mash • 5 gal


This one is turning out nicely. 3 weeks in the minis, will be much better after 6 or 8 weeks. Slightly sweet on the front end, nicely bitter on the finish and a nice balance. Can't taste (but you can easily feel) the alcohol.

December 22, 2013 at 02:54pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Partial Mash5 gal)

  • 3 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 1 lbs American Caramel 60°L

    American Caramel 60°L

    Mild caramel,nutty flavor, sweet. adds color

  • 1 lbs American Vienna

    American Vienna

    Increases malty flavor, provides balance. Use in Vienna, Märzen and Oktoberfest.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Special B

    Belgian Special B

  • 3 lbs Dry Light; Muntons

    Dry Light; Muntons

    Used as the base for a wide variety of styles of beers, including lager, pale ales, bitters, and export bitters. Contains no colored malts.

  • 3 lbs Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Dry Extra Light; Muntons

    Contains no colored malts or unmalted products; the light color of this product is achieved by using low processing temperatures and low-colored raw materials.

  • 1 lbs Dry Amber; Muntons

    Dry Amber; Muntons

    Used predominantly in the production of medium-colored beers such as pale ales, IPAs, and bitters.

  • .25 lbs Oats Flaked

    Oats Flaked

    Belgian White Ale(wit), other specialty beers.

  • .5 lbs Light Brown Sugar

    Light Brown Sugar

    Imparts rich, sweet flavor. Use in Scottish ales, old ales and holiday beers.

  • 1 oz Warrior® - 16.7 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    New hop with much potential. Very stable.

  • 1 oz Centennial - 8.7 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min


    Aromatic but acceptable for bittering. Medium aroma with floral and citrus tones. Good in medium to dark ales.

  • 1 oz Cascade - 4.0 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Wyeast 1028 London Ale™

    Rich with a dry finish, minerally profile, bold and crisp, with some fruitiness.


The annual winter beer. More grain this year. 1/2 gal. starter = 2 cups DME 1 cup corn sugar and 1 Wyeast Activator pack 36 hours @ 70-75 deg before pitch. Fermentation temp 65-68 deg.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 19 - Strong Ale

Subcategory: C - American Barleywine

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.093 1.080 - 1.120
Terminal Gravity: 1.020 1.016 - 1.030
Color: 20.2 SRM 10 - 19
Alcohol: 9.7% ABV 8% - 12%
Bitterness: 76.1 IBU 50 - 120



Nice Winter Ale. Slightly sweet malt up front, hops bitter after. Can't taste the 9% ABV.

2014-01-21 4:18pm

This worked out nicely. Will brew again, but want to try for a bit more malt, along the lines of Southern Tier Backburner

Post a Comment

Subscribe to this discussion.