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Old 01-03-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a brew the SWMBO would like

I want to brew a beer for SWMBO. She not really a beer drinker but hopefully I can brew up something that she will like. She only complains about the bitter bite of normal beer. So a overly hopped recipe would not go well. She would like a beer that is slightly sweet, fruity and a bit spicey. I know this is a tall order but it was worth a try.
BTW I am only setup to do extract brewing with steeping grains, might be albe to do a partial mash.


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Old 01-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Tried a belgian pale? Maybe witbier?


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a mild brown ale might work, full bodied, a little sweet and mabye fruity depending on the yeast, not very hoppy, low to medium alcohol. BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines - Category 11
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Cream Ale?
Can you lager?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #5
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Can not lager.
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My wife was never a big beer fan, drinking just the occasional light lager or fruit beer (she also doesn't like the Pale Ale family because of the hop bitterness). Then she discovered Chimay Blue, and she is crazy about that stuff. Pick up a bottle and see how your SWMBO likes that. AHS has a clone recipe for Chimay Blue that I am about to brew with my wife.
Also, while not a beer, she also really enjoys a good mead - pick up bottle of Red Stone Mead and see how that goes over with your SWMBO. Meads are pretty easy to make process-wise, it's just important to use excellent-quality ingredients and have a lot of patience.
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No lagers then, SWMBO really likes mead also.

I made her a few wheat beers, and she really likes my triple believe it or not.
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Make BierMunchers Centennial Blonde recipe. I just tapped a keg of it. My wife's not a beer drinker and really liked it.
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Thanks for all the input. After some serious thought and asking her question, i have decided to try and find a low hop, sightly sweet, blue berry beer recipe. Any one got one they would like to share?
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hey carmel, what part of NC are you from?


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