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Old 06-28-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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hello all.

My wife tends to not like beer, in fact i don't think I have found one yet that she likes. she does however love reisling style wine.

does anyone know of beer types she might go for?

I'd like to have her try some commercial styles before we brew a batch.

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Old 06-28-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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I've found that people I know that generally don't like beer can drink and enjoy a good American Wheat or Hefe, especially during the summer.

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Old 06-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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My girlfriend was a big reisling fan untill I got her hooked on dilerium trems, hoogarden, wheat beers, and framboise.

...and when i feel like getting a dirty look I'll have her take a sip of whatever stout i'm usually drinking

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My girlfriend was a big reisling fan untill I got her hooked on dilerium trems, hoogarden, wheat beers, and framboise.

...and when i feel like getting a dirty look I'll have her take a sip of whatever stout i'm usually drinking

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:07 PM   #5
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Definitely have her try a Framboise or Peche Lambic.

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:59 PM   #6
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I am trying to figure what flavors of a Reisling can be picked up in a simple brew. To me it seems it is sweet, tart, and fruity. Maybe a honey ale, something pretty golden with honey added post boil and a bit in the secondary, maybe a spicy hop done lightly and a ale yeast that gives some nice esters on the fruit end of the taste scale. Wyeast 1098 comes to mind, but I don't know for sure.

How about this:

There Is No Reisling with a Blond Honey
A ProMash Recipe Report
Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 6.50
Anticipated OG: 1.05342 Plato: 13.197
Anticipated SRM: 6.4
Anticipated IBU: 18.8

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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61.5 4.00 lbs. Briess DME- Gold America 1.04600 8
7.7 0.50 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.03500 20
15.4 1.00 lbs. Clover Honey Generic 1.03500 0
15.4 1.00 lbs. Clover Honey Generic 1.03500 0
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Crystal Pellet 3.25 7.9 60 min.
0.50 oz. Czech Saaz Whole 3.50 7.7 60 min.
0.25 oz. Crystal Whole 3.25 1.8 30 min.
0.25 oz. Czech Saaz Pellet 3.50 1.4 20 min.

Yeast
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WYeast 1098 British Ale


Notes
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Boil DME in full volume of water.
Add first # of honey at end of boil.
S
teep crystal malt for 10-15 minutes prior to chilling
Add second # of hone
y in the secondary (dilute in hot water to 1.050 OG)

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I'm starting to understand more, she doesn't like the after taste you get with beer, I think it is from the hops.

So here is a silly question. What would you get if you skipped or limited the hops? Would it still be beer?

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So here is a silly question. What would you get if you skipped or limited the hops? Would it still be beer?
You might get a lot of different answers here.

If you limit the hops, it is still beer by anyone's definition. There are many types of beer that have very VERY low hop character. (Hell, budweiser has almost no hop character.... or malt character.... or ANY character.)

If you OMIT the hops.... people are going to have different answers to that one. I personally would call it a "malt beverage" (or malt liquor) instead of "beer". But that's just my personal opinion.

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There are a number of beers that have very little hops taste to them. Have her try Newcastle. It has a slightly sweet caramel taste mixed with nuts, and with very little hops bitterness or aroma.

It's a very simple beer, sweet, mild, and not complex at all (much like a mild Riesling).

If this one doesn't work, have her try to describe what flavor she's getting that she doesn't like, and "aftertaste" is not sufficient. Have her try to equate it to other tastes even if they don't seem to make sense; pencil eraser, chalk, and sunscreen are perfectly valid descriptions.

See if you can pick out the same tastes now that you know how she describes it.
You being a more experienced beer drinker can maybe think of other beers you've had that don't have the same characteristics. Have her try those and follow the same process.

Keep a log so you can compare/review.

*** Most importantly, make sure SHE wants to do this. ***

Don't force it on her or you'll fail and she'll get upset every time you say, "hey honey, try this." If she is willing to go through the process, she may just find a beer she can enjoy (huge plus if you like it too).

Once (IF) she finds one she likes, have her describe what she likes about it and compare it to some of the others she hasn't liked. Look for other beers that are similar.

If you're stuck for beers to try, check out http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style . Pick a style and start reading reviews of different brands.

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I'm starting to understand more, she doesn't like the after taste you get with beer, I think it is from the hops.
Have her try a Fat Tire. Almost no hop flavor and no aftertaste.

A little bland, but she might like it.
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