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Old 09-11-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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I've always liked this beer. It's an Imperial Oktoberfest (the only one I know of). I just got a bottle of the new batch and saw something on the label that was confusing. It states that it has an OG of 1.085 and boasts and ABV of 10.01%. Something doesn't add up to me. One of those numbers has to be a misprint right? Maybe I'm missing something. Anyone else find that hard to believe?

 
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
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Add some simple sugar in there and it could get to 10% fast. I believe it.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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1.085 OG and 1.009 FG = 10.1%. Not unheard of.

http://www.rooftopbrew.net/abv.php

I've had it a couple of times and always enjoyed it...

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #4
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Add some simple sugar in there and it could get to 10% fast. I believe it.
Wouldn't the simple sugars affect the OG?

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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1.085 OG and 1.009 FG = 10.1%. Not unheard of.

http://www.rooftopbrew.net/abv.php

I've had it a couple of times and always enjoyed it...
I just drank it two nights ago and it doesn't taste like it has an FG that low. Anyway, it doesn't really matter as long as it tastes good.

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Wouldn't the simple sugars affect the OG?
Yea, I should have said "replace some of the grain with..."
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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From talking to some of the staff at Avery, it would seem they mash all their beers at 149* and from their website, you'll notice they have lower-than-average FGs. They're also a fan of turbinado, which helps their big beers.
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