Elven Blonde

18 Oct

I designed the Elven Blonde to be another good beer for beginning brewers and something really easy to enjoy and share.  Blondes are refreshing and light but still very flavorful.  I like them over American Ales because they are typically less hoppy, and I am not much of a hophead.

Elven Blonde

OG: 1.045, IBUs: 22.7, SRM: 3.6, ABV: 4.3

.5 lbs. CaraPils/Dextrine
.5 lbs. Crystal 10 Malt
.5 lbs. Vienna Malt
.5 lbs. American 2-row
5 lbs Extra Light DME
1 tsp Irish Moss
1 oz Tettnang hops [6.1%] (60 minutes bittering)
.5 oz Tettnang hops [6.1%] (5 minutes aroma)
Yeast: Wyeast London Ale III

The Blonde is a great beer to represent the elves; not just because one of the most famous elves was blonde, but because it is elegant, balanced, and precise.  The malts were chosen to keep the color as pale as I could, while giving the beer a subtle sweetness.  The yeast was chosen partly because of the fruity esters it will add to the beer and partly for its origin.  Elves have a history on the British Isles after all.  The hops just seemed like the right choice to balance the beer out.  It should have a pleasant, mild, and slightly spicy aroma.

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Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Recipes


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