I know, I know- there is no such thing!
But I was looking at the Northern Brewer catalogue (which is awesome) and saw that. I don't know what's actually in it, but that gave me such ideas!
We have company coming June 16 for a long weekend. Two drink beer, but tend to lean toward New Glarus Spotted Cow and Leine's Honeyweizen. I was thinking about brewing either my cream ale (which was loved the last time they visited) or a kolsch. But when I saw that Irish blonde idea, I went AHA! Something quaffable and easy drinking but totally different than my usual cream ale/kolsch/fizzy yelloe beer recipes.
I was thinking about the things I love about some beers- creamy mouthfeel, a hint of British hops, some fruitiness but not too much, and some sweet malt but not too much. A dry finish, since it will be summer.
I came up with this (6 gallon batch):
5 lbs Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 1 41.7 %
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (Rahr) (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 41.7 %
1 lbs Oats, Golden Naked (Simpsons) (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.3 %
8.0 oz Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 4 4.2 %
8.0 oz Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 5 4.2 %
0.75 oz Willamette [5.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 13.8 IBUs
0.75 oz Willamette [5.60 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 6.8 IBUs
1.0 pkg British Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1335) [124.21 ml] Yeast 8 -
What do you think? Too nutty with the golden naked oats? Quaffable? Am I crazy to think this sounds good?