Originally Posted by BigKahuna
Seeign as how I'm gettign Bigger and Bigger and Bigger....I may need to consider a Coors Light clone...Really...I rag on bud all the time...cause I hate Bud...not cause I don't like Light American Lager beer.
Originally Posted by Roasty
An honest question with no snark intended:
Why clone a Coors Light? For the price point and time/effort requirements, wouldn't it be much better to just buy some Coors Light? Unless you appreciate the challenge in both recipe and quality standards, I don't see this as something worth putting the effort into.
This is from BierMuncher about my 2.8% 107 calorie Mild, so you can make a tasty(not Coors Light) beer that's easy on the (waste)line
Aroma: Nice and slightly roasty. The smell of “freshness” was in this beer. Leaning towards the nutty aroma more than fruity.
Appearance: Very clear…almost crystal. Color was sort of a penny copper brown. No real ruby hues…mostly copper. Good creamy head and sufficient carbonation with an aggressive pour.
Flavor: Crisper and lighter than the color might suggest. Clean. No off flavors at all. Well balanced. Some slight nutty tones and a pale chocolate. Finishes dry and clean. No residual sweetness. This beer attenuated very well. Very tasty indeed. A good example of a session beer. Not filling at all. Very little “buzz factor” which was good since this was a Saturday lunchtime tasting session. Very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: A bit thinner than I’m accustomed to for a brown mild…but good. Just the right carbonation (I like them on the low side).
Overall: A good example of a mild. I enjoyed it very much. Very drinkable and well brewed (no flaws). A very tasty beer with little to know alcohol effects.
Anything I’d Change: Mash it higher…say around 159 for 45 minutes to preserve some sugars and “rich up” the flavor/mouthfeel.