This beer from Lees is a good example. At over 7% ABV, it’s strong by pretty much anyone’s standards. So strong, that it almost certainly was exclusively a bottled. Though they did later produce Moonraker, a beer of a similar strength, on draught. So perhaps they did the same with this.
There’s nothing too exciting or odd in the grist, which is all pale malt except for a tiny dash of crystal and enzymic malt. Plus flaked maize, of course. And a whole host of different types of sugar: 1 cwt Invert, 3 cwt Nut Brown, 1 cwt HX, 1 cwt Solprima and 20 lbs C.D.M. I’ve interpreted that as a mix of No. 2 and No. 3 invert.
The hops were mostly English from the 1961 crop, though there was also a small amount of 1961 Styrians. If you want to go for full accuracy, you could drop the 90-minute Fuggles addition to 0.75 oz and add 0.25 oz of Styrian Goldings.
|1963 Lees Strong Ale|
|pale malt||10.75 lb||71.29%|
|crystal malt 80 L||0.33 lb||2.19%|
|enzymic malt||0.25 lb||1.66%|
|flaked maize||1.00 lb||6.63%|
|No. 2 invert sugar||1.00 lb||6.63%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||1.75 lb||11.60%|
|Fuggles 90 mins||1.00 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||1.00 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||147º F|
|Sparge at||170º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||58º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1318 London ale III (Boddingtons)|