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Sessional Hoppy Amber Ale v1SRM 10 coloured beer glass

BJCP StyleAmerican Amber Ale - 10B
TypeAll Grain
NotesLike an American pale ale with more body, more caramel richness, and a balance more towards malt than hops (although hop rates can be significant). Known simply as Red Ales in some regions, these beers were popularized in the hop-loving Northern California and the Pacific Northwest areas before spreading nationwide. Can overlap in color with American pale ales. However, American amber ales differ from American pale ales not only by being usually darker in color, but also by having more caramel flavor, more body, and usually being balanced more evenly between malt and bitterness. Should not have a strong chocolate or roast character that might suggest an American brown ale (although small amounts are OK).
ProfileAroma: Low to moderate hop aroma from dry hopping or late kettle additions of American hop varieties. A citrusy hop character is common, but not required. Moderately low to moderately high maltiness balances and sometimes masks the hop presentation, and usually shows a moderate caramel character. Esters vary from moderate to none. No diacetyl.

Appearance: Amber to coppery brown in color. Moderately large off-white head with good retention. Generally quite clear, although dry-hopped versions may be slightly hazy.

Flavor: Moderate to high hop flavor from American hop varieties, which often but not always has a citrusy quality. Malt flavors are moderate to strong, and usually show an initial malty sweetness followed by a moderate caramel flavor (and sometimes other character malts in lesser amounts). Malt and hop bitterness are usually balanced and mutually supportive. Fruity esters can be moderate to none. Caramel sweetness and hop flavor/bitterness can linger somewhat into the medium to full finish. No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full body. Carbonation moderate to high. Overall smooth finish without astringency often associated with high hopping rates. Stronger versions may have a slight alcohol warmth.
Batch Size12.0 L
Mash66.0° for 75.0 min
Boil Time60.0 min
Efficiency78.0 %
IBU32.9 IBUs
OG1.035 SG (Est. 1.038 SG)
FG1.010 SG (Est. 1.008 SG)
ABV3.3 % (Est. 4.0 %)
Calories323.5 kcal/l, 242.6 kcal/0.75l, 106.8 kcal/0.33l

FermentablesGrain icon

NameAmountColour% of Grain
Gladfield American Ale Malt1.50 kg5.0 EBC75 %
Crystal, Light (Simpsons)0.40 kg104.0 EBC20 %
Gladfield Sour Grapes Malt0.10 kg4.0 EBC5 %
Total grain bill2 kg--

HopsHops icon

NameAmountTimeUseAlphaEst IBU's
Goldings, East Kent30.00 g60.0 minsBoil3.5%28.88 IBU
Amarillo15.00 g6 daysDry Hop6.0%26.57 IBU
Centennial15.00 g6 daysDry Hop4.0%28.88 IBU
Total hops60.00 g----

MiscMiscellaneous icon

Whirlfloc Tablet0.50 Items10.0 minsBoilFining

YeastYeast icon

US-05 - Safale AmericanDCL/FermentisAle76.5 %15.0 C - 23.9 C

NotesNotes icon

14/09/19 Brew day
15/09/19 Pitched yeast @ 16deg
@16deg until ~1.013
19/09/19 Dry hopped
24/09/19 removed hops
Diacetyl rest 26/09/19 @ 18deg
@18deg until FG reached (3 days).
Cold crash 29/09/19 @1deg
@1deg for 3 days.
Desired CO2 = 5.3g/lt = 79g sugar
1/10/19 Bottled, 78g sugar
-12.75x 750ml Longecks
=9.9L, racked to secondary, no sediment

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