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Bears Brewery's Red Ale II

Bears Brewery's Red Ale II

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) • Extract • 23 L

Bears Festbier

Bit more refined recipe of this Red Ale that is a wannabe Red Mac Gregor Clone :)

April 3, 2005 at 05:54am

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract23 L)

  • 0.900 kg Crystal Malt 60°L

    Crystal Malt 60°L

    Sweet caramel flavor, deep golden to red color. For dark amber and brown ales.

  • 0.050 kg Roasted Barley

    Roasted Barley

    Sweet, grainy, coffee flavor and a red to deep brown color. For porters and stouts.

  • 3.000 kg Liquid Light Extract

    Liquid Light Extract

    A brewer can create any beer style with this extract when used as a base in conjunction with colored malts and selected hops. Contains no colored malts or hops.

  • 0.200 kg Dry Wheat; Muntons

    Dry Wheat; Muntons

    Made with a preponderance of wheat malt (55%) for the production of wheat or Weiss beers. Contains no colored malts or hops.

  • 28 g Target - 10.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Used for its robust bittering ability in British ales and lagers. Aroma is quite intense

  • 14 g East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 14 g East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 15 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 14 g East Kent Goldings Dry Hopping - (omitted from calculations)

    East Kent Goldings Dry Hopping

  • 1 tsp Gypsum + Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Gypsum + Irish Moss

  • Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale™

    Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale™

    Slight residual diacetyl and fruitiness; great for stouts. Clean, smooth, soft and full-bodied.


Due to higher mash efficiency i've obtained a higher OG (1051), first tasting (i bottled yesterday this red ale) looks nice, have to be a bit smooth with aging. Anyway, a 1010 FG instead of 1012 makes it a bit more alcoholic than wat it's supposed to be :o) It has a very good taste of EKG and a very good head, ruby color is a must. In the next 2 weeks (at least) will be aging and then i'll update these notes. Have a good brewing!

Style (BJCP)

Category: 8 - English Pale Ale

Subcategory: C - Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.049 1.048 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.010 - 1.016
Color: 16.7 SRM 6 - 18
Alcohol: 4.9% ABV 4.6% - 6.2%
Bitterness: 39.2 IBU 30 - 50


Bears Festbier


2005-05-06 5:59pm

finally i've tasted it... i couldn't resist anymore so i did it. After 2 weeks of bottle conditioning looks like everything went good. Malty and hoppy, with bitter finishing. Dry hopping did a good job, the only thing that is really "missing" is that cask conditioned flavour what is property of this kind of beer. Next report in 1 or 2 weeks... always if i can resist ;)

Bears Festbier

i forgot...

2005-05-06 6:02pm

creamy and long lasting foam. Take a look at the pictures: http://ultramarines.altervista.org/Beer/RedAleII-1.gif http://ultramarines.altervista.org/Beer/RedAleII-2.gif


I liked it

2005-12-11 1:10pm

Me and my brother brewed this recepie. We had to alter it a little bit because we couldnt find all the ingredients. It turned out really good. I am not shure it taste like the original because we have only tried the original on tap in Edinburg and that was for 4 years ago. Maybe I will have to import some of the original to Sweden.

Bears Festbier

Report ...

2006-03-08 2:53am

As last :'| report i can say that this beer came really good. Was tasty, was bitter... and it ended! :( Anyway, i've stopped my production beacause of moving last summer, now everything is ready to restart brewing :) The first one i'll do will be this one and 50 liters... ;) @ fredrik_g: here's my email address transamerica AT tiscali DOT it please contact me, i want to ask you few things.

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