- Dec 21, 2019
- Reaction score
196 - Amarillo Wheat tasting notes196 - Amarillo Wheat
11l batch - 1.056/1.013 - mash 67c
Well I settled on a mostly Amarillo hopped wheat beer. I also decided to up the WB-06 a bit to get some more hefe character that should stick out with the US-05. The mash sample was really delicious. And now post boil its tastes like bubblegum... just kidding. Amarillo has a surprisingly classic piney taste when added as a 85c hopstand, no orange at all.
Quite a productive brew day, bottled the hoppy pilsners, washed out 3 fermenters and labeled three batches of bottles. All while the mash was going. Gonna hit the gym now the boil has started.
1.70 kg Maris Otter Malt (Muntons) (5.9 EBC) 64.2 % 0.75 kg Wheat, Malt (Simpsons) (4.0 EBC) 28.3 % 0.10 kg BEST Caramel Aromatic (BESTMALZ) (50.0 EBC) 3.8 % 0.10 kg Honey Malt (49.3 EBC) 3.8 % 8.00 g Hallertau Magnum [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min 17.5 IBUs 30.00 g Amarillo [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 min, 85.0 C 18.2 IBUs 1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] - 0.2 pkg Safbrew Wheat (DCL/Fermentis #WB-06) [50.28 ml] - 70.00 g Amarillo [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days 0.0 IBUs
Pour am orangeish yellow, a bit hazy with plenty of white foam that lingers the whole time.
Aroma is a lemon zest and orange citrus, and bready malt in the background with a hint of alcohol.
Flavour is light citrus, mostly lemon but a bit of grapefruit. It fades fast into a mellow maltiness that lingers on the palate. There is a really nice level of bitterness there, its bitter but even. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is medium high.
Overall this one is much much better after a few months. The earthiness from the Amarillo was overbearing but has definitely lost some of it's rough edge and seems like the citrus is remaining an meshes well with the wheat. I am not a big fan of wheat or Amarillo so I probably will not use them again in these quantities. I will stick with barley.