Fremantle’s Sail & Anchor Hotel has launched a competition to find an amateur brewer able to clone an old Sail & Anchor brew, the Iron Brew English Strong Ale.
The English Strong Ale-styled beer is described as having a high charge of Pale Malt with a generous proportion of Dark Crystal Malt for a luscious caramel and toffee palate and a touch of roasted barley. The gently balancing bitterness and lingering finish is provided by Noble hop pellets and flowers with a late kettle addition for aroma. The style is marked by a very full colour, deep copper, with a hint of ruby, which comes from the dark and caramelized roasted malts. The aroma should be an intricate array of rich currant-like fruitiness, blackstrap molasses and higher alcohols, more reminiscent of liqueur.
Entries close March 8, 2011 and winners will be announced March 26, 2011.