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Old 11-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #161
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I had my all Belma Pale Ale(along with IPA and IRA) on tap for Sunday NFL/Homebrewers tasting afternoon. Nearly everyone who tried it said it was "different" or "odd" and tasted like strawberries and/or melon. No one disliked it, but not many refills on that one. The brewers who are into Belgians, thought it would work well in fruity, estery Belgian brews.
I was really picking up on a red berry aroma, but I thought it might have been because I was expecting it from the description. I'm kinda surprised everyone has been using Belma for pale ales - I brewed a low alcohol saison and I'm pretty stoked on your description.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:10 PM   #162
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I have it in with cascade, dryhopped 1:1, and I get a light berry flavor. It's pleasant, and could really be good in some select styles.

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #163
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I was really picking up on a red berry aroma, but I thought it might have been because I was expecting it from the description. I'm kinda surprised everyone has been using Belma for pale ales - I brewed a low alcohol saison and I'm pretty stoked on your description.
Saison seems a good place for this hop.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #164
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Saison seems a good place for this hop.
That's good to hear, cuz my next brew is going to be a saison, and I was planning to use some of my Belma.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:04 AM   #165
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That's good to hear, cuz my next brew is going to be a saison, and I was planning to use some of my Belma.
I think Nelson could pair very nicely with Belma in a saison.
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I think Nelson could pair very nicely with Belma in a saison.
I just finished brewing a Nelson/Belma Rye Pale ale. Hopefully it works well with rye also.
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I think Nelson could pair very nicely with Belma in a saison.
I just got some amarillo, so I think I might put it in with the Belma.
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I think Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial would all pair nicely with Belma. Not really opposites in flavor/aroma, but complimentary.

Belma is nice on its own, but doesn't have any one stand out characteristic. Couple it with one of the above and you turn a great hoppy beer into a great well-rounded hoppy beer.

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If I manage to not be lazy tomorrow, I might brew a nice pale..

Those that have used Belma.. shoot me in the direction of what might sound good to use with it. I have leaf and pellet Belma. I FWH as well, thinking about using Belma for that too.

I have Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, Comet, Centennial, Magnum on hand right now.

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If I manage to not be lazy tomorrow, I might brew a nice pale..

Those that have used Belma.. shoot me in the direction of what might sound good to use with it. I have leaf and pellet Belma. I FWH as well, thinking about using Belma for that too.

I have Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, Comet, Centennial, Magnum on hand right now.
I did magnum at 60, cascade at 30, 5 and flameout, and dry hopped Belma in an IPA and it turned out great. Maybe do magnum at 60 or 45, cascade at 15 and Belma at flameout and a single dry hop.
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