Finally got to sample some of my mosaic blonde ale I made a few weeks ago. First here is the recipe:
6 gallon batch
OG: 1.056 (overshot my gravity a little)
9 lbs 12 ounces American pale two row
1 lb Wheat malt
1 lb Vienna
12 ounces CaraPils
1 lb rice hulls
.5 ounce Columbus @60 min
1 ounce Mosaic @10 min
1.5 ounce Mosaic @5 min
.5 ounce Columbus @5 min
1.5 ounce Mosaic @flameout
3 ounce Mosaic Dry hop-8 days
2 ounce Columbus Dry hop-8 days
San Diego water profile
Notes: This is all uncarbonated. The smell is really intense. Loads of peach/stone fruit. A little bit of dankness. It definitely shares that characteristic from Simcoe. But overall, huge on the fruit. A little bit of pine from the Columbus.
The taste is more of the same. The dankness comes in more than in the smell though. Big and juicy peach flavor with a little citrus zest. The Columbus adds a good bit of pine. Not overpowering, but I think I would dial it back next time anyway, because the Mosaic character is really really wonderful.
I definitely want to make this a regular brew in my library. I probably wouldn't change the malt bill, either. It is my preference that this beer is very hop forward, and the malt adds a little bit of cracker character. Just how I like it.