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Old 08-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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I have what I would call an American Pale Wheat Ale that is brewed with honey.

4lbs American Pale
4lbs American Wheat
.66 Crystal 10
.5 Torrified wheat

1 oz of hallertauer at 60
.5 of mount hood at 30 and 5.

3 pounds honey at 5

WYEAST wit 3944.

Does the 3944 yeast make it a Belgian Wit, or could this be an American Pale Ale

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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Could go either way. Take a close look at the Style Guide and decide which matches the flavor/color/aroma the best. BJCP judges are style-nazis, that's why they get the big bucks.

If the honey comes through at all, you might be stuck with Specialty ales.

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Honestly I wouldn't put it in either category. The beer will be too high a gravity for a witbeer and the Belgian yeast will blow it out of the American pale ale listing. Possibly Belgian Strong Ale but Specialty beer is probably the best choice.

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Thanks all. The 7.2 abv is probably going to send it to Specialty beer. Been brewing (what i think) are good beers for a while, but this is my first entry into a competition. Entering 4 brews, just trying to make sure I get them at the very least into the judging.

Looks like an Imperial IPA, Specialty, Fruit Beer, and Belgian Tripel. Good times.

(competition is http://www.bfd.org/NERHBC/ for anybody looking for an early October entry, late October judging)

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