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Barley's Bark Brown Ale

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Barley's Bark Brown Ale

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Beer Style: American Amber Ale  (10B)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Amber Ale
Beer Color


This is a hearty brown ale that is richer in malt and hop flavor than the milder British style nut brown ale. I named this one after my dog Barley, who is a Chocolate Lab with a rich chocolate brown coat the same color as this beer. Barley happens to like stealing a few slurps of the wort when I am brewing if given a chance! This is a full bodied, creamy brown ale with flavors of toasty malts, nuttiness, and hints of coffee. This beer goes great with harvest season salads such as spicy green and cranberry salad with roasted nuts, earthy, and nutty cheese such as Camembert, a rich mushroom gravy, or hearty beef stew. The recipe is great for a quick brew, because this beer will taste good in as little


  • 8.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 8.0 oz - Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7 lbs - Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.5 oz - Bravo [12.0%] - Boil 60 min (Hops)
  • 0.5 oz - Goldings, East Kent [7.0%] - Boil 20 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.059 (14.4° P)
Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 6.0%
Color SRM: 22.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 26.4
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by BeerSmith on Sun Apr 27 2014

This is actually a recipe from Amelia Loftus - she mentioned it in BeerSmith podcast #53 and says it is a great beer!