I don't have the equipment and don't plan on getting the equipment so here is what i am asking....
I've been watching moonshiners on discovery and saw an episode where they were making scotch shine. They started by germinating barley then smoking the germ. Afterwards they mashed, fermented, and distilled. So minus the distillation part it would seem the process is pretty much the same as making beer minus the hops.
So if a person was to make an high gravity ale without adding the hops then was to fractionally condense the resulting brew would this approximately be considered the same? Again this question is purely academic since i do not plan on ever doing this or any other form of distillation but just curious about the science.