April Competition - Lagers/Pseudo Lagers/Kolsches etc

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samale

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This is the feed back on the beer. I will post the recipe when I get a chance
Aroma Score (12) 10

Quite restrained but some nice toffee flavours coming through

Appearance Score (3) 2

A dark red colour, a good lacing on the glass and a rocky head

Flavour Score (20) 18

Toffee notes come through really well, some slight coffee notes too but overall the flavours are really well balanced and clean. My only criticism is the flavour is a bit subdued.

Mouthfeel Score (5) 4

Nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel. It doesn't let on to the 7% ABV

Overall Impression Score(10) 8

A great well rounded beer which has been brewed well. Doesn't let on it's higher ABV and is incredibly clean. Very much to style.

Total Score (50) 42

Thanks!
 

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My doppelbock is on
4kg dark Munich
2.5kg red X
300g Melanoidin
200g Cara aroma
50g carafa 3

Probably use Perle hops for bittering.
That's basically from the forum. The redx was just to use it up.
I used wyeast Czech 2278.

I have shared this with @dave_77 & @Donegal john . I have a few to send out this week as well. I seen @Hazelwood Brewery made one and I fancied the sound of it. First time brewing a doppelbock and I have never tasted a commercial version.

Thanks again 👍
 

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This is the feed back on the beer. I will post the recipe when I get a chance
Aroma Score (12) 10

Quite restrained but some nice toffee flavours coming through

Appearance Score (3) 2

A dark red colour, a good lacing on the glass and a rocky head

Flavour Score (20) 18

Toffee notes come through really well, some slight coffee notes too but overall the flavours are really well balanced and clean. My only criticism is the flavour is a bit subdued.

Mouthfeel Score (5) 4

Nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel. It doesn't let on to the 7% ABV

Overall Impression Score(10) 8

A great well rounded beer which has been brewed well. Doesn't let on it's higher ABV and is incredibly clean. Very much to style.

Total Score (50) 42

Thanks!
That’s a huge score mate, well done!
 

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My doppelbock is on
4kg dark Munich
2.5kg red X
300g Melanoidin
200g Cara aroma
50g carafa 3

Probably use Perle hops for bittering.
That's basically from the forum. The redx was just to use it up.
I used wyeast Czech 2278.

I have shared this with @dave_77 & @Donegal john . I have a few to send out this week as well. I seen @Hazelwood Brewery made one and I fancied the sound of it. First time brewing a doppelbock and I have never tasted a commercial version.

Thanks again 👍
I really enjoyed that one. Well deserved winner.
 

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Congratulations @samale and well done everyone. Thanks again to @jceg316 for judging and feedback. Wonder if I can get another one made for later this year?🤔
 

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mine got side tracked.......its going to be with you wednesday .
 

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Congrats to @samale, the holder of a mighty fine bock 😉.

My feedback was really detailed and helpful, so thanks again to @jceg316.

Aroma Score (12) 9

Really nice complex coffee, chocolate and roasty flavour, but some acetone coming through

Appearance Score (3) 3

Black colour with brown head. Head dissipates quite quickly

Flavour Score (20) 17

Toasted bread crusts, chocolatey and coffe coming through. Some sweetness but overall well balanced and clean. The acetone in the aroma is not in the flavour.

Mouthfeel Score (5) 3.5

Really drinkable and a very sessionable dark lager, however it is slightly too thin.

Overall Impression Score(10) 7

Delicious beer, great example of the style with some fantastic coffee and chocolate flavours whilst being easy to drink. A fuller mouthfeel would take this a long way

Total Score (50) 39.5

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Above is my process, however this batch I split, with 10l lagering in secondary off yeast, in my garage through a very cold winter, of which this was a bottle. The first lot were bottled with no secondary, but a few weeks conditioning at low temps.
 

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Well done @samale and @NPi well deserved and of course to @jceg316 for his time effort and detailed feedback
Here is mine for my Bavarian Pilsner


Aroma Score (12) 8

Sweet, grainy, slight sulphur, quite strong banana aroma coming though

Appearance Score (3) 1.5

A good golden colour, but a bit too hazy

Flavour Score (20) 18

Really nice flavour, grainy, bready, very clean flavour with some slight sulphur aftertaste. It lacks that crisp bitterness which makes Bavarian pilsners such a unique style.

Mouthfeel Score (5) 4

Very smooth, good level of carbonation.

Overall Impression Score(10) 7

It's a great session beer and I can see myself drinking quite a few of these. It lacks a crisp bitterness to make this a stand out example of the style, but was a pleasure nonetheless

Total Score (50) 38.5

Thanks.
I will of course post the recipe if anyone is interested
 

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Well done @samale and @NPi well deserved and of course to @jceg316 for his time effort and detailed feedback
Here is mine for my Bavarian Pilsner


Aroma Score (12) 8

Sweet, grainy, slight sulphur, quite strong banana aroma coming though

Appearance Score (3) 1.5

A good golden colour, but a bit too hazy

Flavour Score (20) 18

Really nice flavour, grainy, bready, very clean flavour with some slight sulphur aftertaste. It lacks that crisp bitterness which makes Bavarian pilsners such a unique style.

Mouthfeel Score (5) 4

Very smooth, good level of carbonation.

Overall Impression Score(10) 7

It's a great session beer and I can see myself drinking quite a few of these. It lacks a crisp bitterness to make this a stand out example of the style, but was a pleasure nonetheless

Total Score (50) 38.5

Thanks.
I will of course post the recipe if anyone is interested
🙋‍♂️ Interested!
 

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🙋‍♂️ Interested!
Bavarian Pilsner 23 L Batch size

IBU 38
OG 1.051
FG 1.011

Fermentables
4.35kg Lager Malt (88.8%)
460g Wheat Malt (9.2%)
100g Acidulated ( 2%)

Hops
60 min 45g Perle
30 min 45g Hallertaurer Hersbrucker

Yeast
1 pkt Brewferm lager yeast Y016

Mash Profile
@ 65°c for 90 mins

Fermentation Profile -Lager
13°c for 14 days in primary

Crash chilled to 4°c finings added
Then bottled conditioned @ 13°c for a further 14days

Then lagered (of sorts) @ 2°c for 3 weeks

I have no way of kegging so this is my Heath Robinson way of packaging the brew

Water Profile

I used RO water and adjusted to mimic
Pilsen Light Lager

Ca 5 Mg 0 Na 8 Cl 6 So 8 HCO 16

Hope that is of some interest
 

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