Based on the grist and hopping rate. It looks like some sort of Pale Ale. Australian Ale, perhaps? I have seen beers called that in adverts. And there was a large export trade to Australia in the 1890s: 147,014 barrels in 1890, almost a third of all UK beer exports. And Barclay Perkins definitely exported their Stout to Australia. But that’s just me guessing.
The grist – just pale malt and No. 1 invert sugar – definitely suggests a classy beer. As does the fact that all the hops were from the most recent 1891 season. (This beer was brewed in April.) The hops look like good quality ones, being split evenly between East Kent and Worcester.
I’ve listed the racking gravity as the FG. This looking like a Stock Ale, I’d expect the real FG to have been considerably lower after an extended Brettanomyces secondary fermentation.
|1892 Barclay Perkins AA|
|pale malt||9.50 lb||86.36%|
|No. 1 invert sugar||1.50 lb||13.64%|
|Fuggles 120 mins||3.00 oz|
|Goldings 30 mins||3.00 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||151º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||150 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1099 Whitbread ale|