St. Antwerp

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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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

Adjuncts- Coriander

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

Original Gravity: 14.6 Degrees Plato

ABV: 6.4%

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.