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Old 01-23-2008, 04:32 AM   #1
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My sister love Dr pepper. I want to try to make a prune beer for her. I was thinking a Belgain Trippel, with some extra Special B, Partial mash. Anybody have any input. Im not sure what amounts i need to use, i guess that is something beersmith would help me with?

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Old 01-23-2008, 06:04 AM   #2
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Why not go with a Belgian Dubble? They are great beers; they have a sort of burnt raisin, caramel flavor but are really dry and easy drinking with less alcohol than a Tripple. The most important ingredient (other than authentic Belgian yeast) is Belgian Dark Candi Syrup:http://morebeer.com/view_product/6788/102154. The syrup and the Special B are what give the beer a raisin-like flavor.
Check out the site for some Dubbles, see what you like and try it out.

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
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I agree. Look more to a dubbel or a Belgian strong dark, or even a Baltic porter. Those styles are about dark fruit, especially the last two. You don't have to brew a whopper to style, either, if you are just trying to push the dark malt character. However, you do need to maintain some balance.


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Old 01-23-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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Other than the fact that Dr Pepper has no prune anything in it ...

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Other than the fact that Dr Pepper has no prune anything in it ...
i've always heard that prunes were one of the "23" flavors, but i guess not from any reputable sources.

i've never had a beer made with prunes, but i know that dogfish head's raison d'etre uses a lot of raisins. and i'd have to say that it doesn't taste much like dr. pepper.

for what it's worth i didn't care for it (flamesuit on).
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Whether Dr Pepper has prunes in it doesn't matter. It tastes like it does. The beers we talked about don't have prunes in them, either, but they often taste like they do. For all we know, the Dr Pepper folks have been adding Special B or dark crystal to the drink all this time.

I've had more than one beer that reminded me of Dr Pepper. Most of them, actually, have been homebrewed stouts, but a number of Belgian strong darks have done it, too.


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Old 01-24-2008, 12:11 AM   #7
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Having made a spiced Ale using prunes I can assure you you are going to get something that has a very nice and complex sweetness but it will taste nothing like Dr. Pepper

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I'm putting on a thick skin for this one but...

The drink, "Flaming Dr. Pepper," includes a light lager and a shot of mostly amaretto. I've had one as the first drink of the evening (i.e., not so drunk that anything with alcohol tastes good), and I have to admit that the concoction tastes quite a bit like Dr. Pepper. Maybe adding some amaretto or almond extract would help achieve the flavor you're after.

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interesting idea. I Think i have a hefeweizen on hand, and i know i have amaretto(swmbo). Maybe ill give is a shot(pun intended)tommorw and ill tell you how it turns out. Thanks for the then info.

Edit: you said light lager, i read light ale. Guess ill have to wait....makes more sense for flavor tho. I have a pint stout in the fridge, not sure what it is tho. maybe its worth a try.

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A hefe is probably a good brew to experiment with. Actually, any beer is good for an experimental pint. Google "skip and go naked".

I mentioned the lack of prunes only because the makers of DP will admit to only two things that aren't on thelabel: it contains lactic acid and it does NOT contain prunes.

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