*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > My raspberry Ale turned out womanly...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
Germelli1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Blacksburg/Herndon, VA
Posts: 2,193
Liked 34 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default My raspberry Ale turned out womanly...

...and I'm happy about it!

I tried putting together my very own recipe for the first time. I tried to design it to be a very light bodied ale so the raspberry flavors didn't get masked. I popped the fermenter and the hydromer reading calculated out to be 6.3%. I tasted the fermented ale today while bottling and from the warm, flat beer I was able to make a few observations:

1. The body is a very light body, the hops as well as the grains don't dominate as much as I figured they would.

2. The remaining raspberries that were added when racked to a secondary looked bleached white, and the beer had a great but balanced raspberry flavor.

Basically it was lacking the amount of body I was shooting for. However I think this is actually a great thing, because now I have something I think the SWMBO will really like, and possibly a great beer to take to the beach in a month!

__________________
Germelli1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 134 Times on 127 Posts

Default

I'm not fond of fruit beers, but since that's what the GF likes, I make them much the same way, light-body, easy on the hops and fruit-forward. I've got a blueberry wheat on tap that tastes like soda. She likes it.

__________________
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,213
Liked 4507 Times on 3278 Posts
Likes Given: 883

Default

I don't like fruit beers, but if it's a good summer beer that she likes, that's a great thing! I was at a brewpub a couple of nights ago, and he had a blueberry wheat and a peach wheat on tap for the summer. I didn't try them, but the brewer said they were popular.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2010, 05:09 PM   #4
Germelli1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Blacksburg/Herndon, VA
Posts: 2,193
Liked 34 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

I think it is perfect because it was an extract recipe I threw together in an hour and i think it will help start the conversion process on my BCM friends, girlfriend, and one slightly feminine guy friend

__________________
Germelli1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2010, 02:17 AM   #5
Symbiote
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Somewhere between the computers and the coffee pot.
Posts: 99
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Germelli1 View Post
I think it is perfect because it was an extract recipe I threw together in an hour and i think it will help start the conversion process on my BCM friends, girlfriend, and one slightly feminine guy friend
Sounds like a party.
__________________

Primary 1: Experimental Apfelwein

Primary 2: Experimental Apfelwein

US politics is like pro wrestling, with a nuclear option.

Symbiote is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
Stickshaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 190
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

A 6.3% fruity beer? You should name it Panty Dropper...

__________________
Stickshaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
Austin_
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 809
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickshaker View Post
A 6.3% fruity beer? You should name it Panty Dropper...
That's what backsweetened Apfelwein is called around my place. As for the fruit beers, they're not my thing, but I have a sour blonde in the secondary with 6 lbs of blueberries for the girlfriend and her friends. I took a sample last night and it was pretty dang good from a brewing standpoint, just not my type of beer.
__________________
Austin_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #8
Germelli1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Blacksburg/Herndon, VA
Posts: 2,193
Liked 34 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickshaker View Post
A 6.3% fruity beer? You should name it Panty Dropper...
Haha, well I am not too sure how accurate the reading is because the OG had tons of Raspberry chunks in it. We added 36 oz. fruit for last few minutes of boils, then added 24 oz when racking it to secondary so I am not sure if the sugars from the fruit gave it a boost or not
__________________
Germelli1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Have I turned into a HopHead? imlvngded General Beer Discussion 23 01-31-2010 05:11 PM
Biggest Blunder Turned Genius Primetime General Beer Discussion 2 01-27-2010 06:14 PM
What turned you on to the good stuff? samuelzero General Beer Discussion 64 03-31-2009 07:15 AM
My porter turned a corner...for the worse! Beerthoven General Beer Discussion 4 11-08-2008 08:08 PM
it turned out great! Mustangfreak General Beer Discussion 3 11-22-2007 09:49 PM