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Old 07-13-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Trying to revive a brew from my home town that's been dead for quite sometime. My Dad has talked a long time about this beer being close to Newcastle Brown Ale but, that it was much smoother and had more of a head on it. Since I have never actually tried the beer it makes it hard to recreate it. I found the following on here....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/aber...lone-ag-36912/

In which someone from Sunderland England discusses it being similar. Has anyone on this board actually tried the original or know of a place to find a good clone recipe?

Andy

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Old 07-13-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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I have not, but I like the idea of bringing back a beer from the dead.





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Old 07-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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Looks like a great recipe to start out with! I especially like the 5% of dextrin in it and the pics look promising. Good luck Dr.Frankenstein (its frankensteen!)

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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I'm looking forward to it for sure. Hopefully someone on here has tasted it also so that I can get some feedback on it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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Maybe start with a bunch of american-ized brown ales and see if any of them are closer to the "dead" one then do their clone. Two that come to mind for me are Big Sky Brewing's "Moose Drool", and Goose Island's "Naughty Goose"...

I also am a huge fan of the brown ale sytle (1 of every 4 so far has been a variation on the theme trying to dial in my house brown recipe).
I really liked JZ's recipe, and surprisingly Brewers Best Brown Ale extract kit, where I subbed in a whitelabs British Ale II yeast, and added a late (10min) addition of EKG...

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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Looks like someone has revived it. Link

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Double Maxim is brewed using Maris Otter & Crystal Malts and English Golding Aroma Hops. It delivers a mouth of full and rounded flavour that is well balanced and smooth and leaves a pleasant and lingering and slightly sweet aftertaste.

Roger Protz described it as "an undoubted classic. It is a fine example of a North East brown ale. It is a good balance of ripe grain and spicy hops, with a long bittersweet finish."
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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Awesome! Heard they were thinking of bringing it back but, from what I had read they had not done that yet. Well that is good news but, I still cannot drink it without a plane ticket so I'm still going to try to replicate it. Now at least I have some better descriptions.

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