Gyle #23 – British Wheat Beer

Yet another one of those kitchen sink type beers, where there are a few grams of this hop and a few of that, I decided to make something slightly different than a simple pale ale, so decided to go with a 30% wheat beer and keep it somewhat British. Under 5%, plenty of fruity aromas but most of all refreshingly drinkable.

Recipe

 

SG: 1.046
IBU: 25
SRM: 5
FG: 1.011
ABV: 4.6%
Batch size: 19L

 

2.7kg Pale Ale Malt
1.2kg Wheat Malt
100g Crystal 60L

 

30g Fuggles ~4%AA @ 60 mins
20g Motueka 7.5%AA @ 10 mins
25g Motueka 7.5%AA @ Whirlpool 10 mins
20g Jester 8%AA @ Whirlpool 10 mins
20g Amarillo 8.5%AA @ Whirlpool 10 mins
15g Cascade ~6%AA @ Whirlpool 10 mins

 

Mash @ 67C for 60 mins

 

Lallemand Nottingham Yeast

 
The Jester hops really took over here. Quite a strong gooseberry aroma and flavour, it masked the citrusy flavours of the other hops. They were still there, but buried somewhat. I could pick out the Motueka, having made a SMaSH with this hop earlier in the year it’s kind of stuck with me a little bit. I think it helped enhance the Jester’s character over the Amarillo. If I made this again I would probably omit the Amarillo and Cascade (which was homegrown, as were the Fuggles), but as it was a throw it together brew I would probably redesign the whole recipe anyway.
 

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