Pale Wheat Doppelbock 10.23.18

Final stats on this beer:

Expected OG Expected FG Expected ABV SRM
17.6º P 2.7º P 8.5% ABV 6
Actual OG Actual FG Actual ABV SRM
17.6º P  1.012 SG 8.3% ABV 6

I’ve been slacking on a review of this beer. Initially I had it and it was OK, so I let it age a bit, and then it got better. So I’ve aged it again. 

Appearance:

Deep golden, not very transparent. Bright white minimal head of foam.

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Aroma: 

Sweet aroma coming through. Can’t tell if it’s Munich malts, Hallertau Blanc hops, Acetaldehyde, or some sort of combination of those. 

Flavor:

Snappy carbonation. Medium body mouthfeel. The flavor is kind of cloying on this bottle. In past bottles I’ve had a mix of flavors. Some bottles really gave off an acetaldehyde flavor of green apples coming through, other bottles have been exceptionally balanced. I think this bottle is more on the green apple side. Not great, but not awful. There is a healthy flavor of booze coming through on this one too. 

Hyper Critical:

It’s hard to describe this beer because each bottle has seemed a little different. I was never too excited about the results of any of them though. While I thought some of the bottles were decent, I think this beer fell short of what I wanted. I think if I ever tried this beer again, I might go more traditional on the hops, and give it a little more bittering charge to balance this beer out. As for the acetaldehyde, it was a problem in all my lagers I did this past summer. It was something to do with my fermentation and not the easiest problem to fix. I think this beer could have been good, but I don’t think it turned out great, and I don’t see myself brewing this beer again. 

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