Export Gold

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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Our Impression:  We set forth to brew a Dortmunder Export-style lager, a slightly stronger and hoppier variant of a helles lager.  In doing so, we used a traditional triple decoction mashing regime with only pilsner malt, giving us more malt character, color, and attenuation, while keeping the grain bill very simple. In the kettle, we dosed with a very healthy amount of Noble hops.  We wanted the hop character to be very present, but we also wanted it to be different from that of a pilsner, which is typically brewed with Saaz.  Thus, we focused on more delicate and earthy german hop varieties. The result is a highly drinkable and well attenuated German-style lagerbier with slightly more character and depth than our helles lager.  This is the perfect fresh winter lager, and one of our favorite brews to date.

Style: Dortmunder Export, BJCP 1E

Grain- Pilsner

Hops - Spalter Select, Hersbrucker, Tettnang

Yeast-   Lager yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery

Adjuncts- None

Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2

Original Gravity: 13.6 Degrees Plato

ABV: 5.7%

Lab Tested IBU - 30 IBU

Color: 6 SRM - Lab Analyzed

Aroma: High noble hop aromatics, sweet malt, subtle sulfur

Appearance: Pours bright with golden hues, white foam, good lacing
Flavor: Very clean tasting German lager profile.  Slightly sweet malt body with medium perceptible hop bitterness. Drinks like a helles, finishes like a pilsner.
Mouthfeel: Silky and light, with medium carbonation.