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Old 10-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Sweet beers. Malty beers. Dark beers?

Except for fruit beers... it seems like every beer I find that is/should be sweet or malty is a dark beer (usaully a stout). I don't like the roasty, toffee, coffee (I taste burnt instead of these flavors) taste in the porters and stouts I've tried.

Do milk stouts have the same "roasty" flavor? Oatmeal porters?

Is there a low hop, high malt, beer on the lower end of the SRM scale?

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Do you mean commercially? Dead guy is a little lighter than porters and stouts. And it's pretty malty. Or are you looking for something even lighter? Like a pale ale or something? What about a hefeweizen?

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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You can definitley make a malty pale ale, just have to keep in mind how light you want to go and design accordingly. Not many do it but it is very possible.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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I was thinking of using a large proportion of munich malt. I have a pale ale that is 50% 2-row/munich with 45 IBU in the fermenter right now. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Yes commercial.
I just had a Dead Guy and hated it!!! It didn't have that burnt taste, but the hops were up front and it had an astringency I didn't like (like orange pith).

I like hefes, and loved the one dunkelweisse I had.

I just read these descriptions of milk stouts (and such) and drool, except fot the roasted part. A slight roasted flavor is nice, but most the time it says slight it ends up tasting like someone scraped their burnt toast into my glass of beer.

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Doppelbock?

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What kind of malty flavors are you looking for? You can make a very malt forward amber ale with judicious amounts of Munich, Aromatic, and Crystal malts.

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Yea, bocks and doppelbocks are malty german lagers. Dead guy is a Maibock, which is a little different, but same idea. German altbiers can also be malty and sweet, particularly Sticke Alts. None of those are known for any dark or roasted malts (use for anything but color).

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I'm like you. I like malty beers with little hop bitterness. I'm ok with some dark beers (I like a Wee Heavy, because even though it's dark, it doesn't have that burned grain taste).
I recommend a Maibock. Golden like a pilsner, no dark roasted flavor (just Munich) but very malty and little hops.

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