Rose-breasted Grosbeak Blonde - May 2014
One gallon batch. All-grain. Belgian Blonde Ale. The recipe was called "Rose-Cheeked and Blonde," and it came from the Brooklyn Brew Shop's book titled Beer Making Book.
ABV is suppose to be 6.5%.
- Belgian Pilsner malt
- Cara-pils malt
- Aromatic malt
- Styrian Golding hops
- dried rose hips
- dried rosebuds
- Belgian Candi Sugar
- Wyeast Trappist HG yeast 3787
- honey for bottling
- brewed on May 15, 2014
- during fermentation, a strong, funky smell existed for the first 10 days or so, but it subsided some during the last week.
- bottled on Jun 1, 2014
- produced 9 bottles
- tasted great during bottling
- drank our first two bottles on Jun 14, and it tasted excellent. probably second favorite after the wit. not carbonated well though. maybe it needs more time in the bottle.
This turned out to be a very good beer. We're fans of the Wyeast Trappist HG #3787 yeast.
I'd like to try this one again at the one-gall batch level but brewed without the dried rose hips and the dried rosebuds.
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