Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Our Impression: We set out to brew a Belgian-style ale with complexity and drinkability. We were thinking in the direction of Leffe Blonde, but with the help of our Belgian maltster, we came up with a recipe for a Belgian Pale Ale.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale, BJCP 16B
Grain- Pilsner, Melano, Aromatic
Hops - Tradition, Saaz
Yeast- Belgian Abbey Yeast
Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 14.6 Degrees Plato
Estimated IBU - 26 IBU
Color: 8.5 SRM
Aroma: Sweet malt with pleasant toast. Mild belgian yeast aromatics of spice and orange.
Appearance: Pours a pale amber with beautiful clarity and slightly off white foam.
Flavor: Smooth, sweet malt is combined with toasty, biscuity notes . The belgian yeast lends fruity, earthy, spicy notes and blends well with the saaz hops, which are known for their spicy, floral character. Some hop bitterness, but well balanced for a dry finish. A great, drinkable beer of moderate strength.
Mouthfeel:Light body and mouthfeel with medium carbonation.