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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: Today at 07:17:32 AM »
Finishing my six pack now. It has grown on me. The spicy hop note is misleading and comes off almost chili like as stated before. I didn't understand what this was supposed to be. I now think it is pretty good just nothing like what most would expect. To my novice palate it is basically a very spicy Pilsner with a bit more malt character. As noted, kind of like a strong Helles with more pronounce hop character.
The BJCP 2015 guidelines explain the Festbier style well 4b. Between a Helles and Maibock is where I would put it.

I must have misinterpreted the guidelines. I literally thought it was supposed to be a less malty marzen. This tastes a lot more similar to a pilsner to me. Again, I understand that there must be disconnect between my palate and what I think a festbier is let alone Sierra Nevada's interpretation of one. A good beer regardless...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 24, 2016, 08:23:09 PM »
Finishing my six pack now. It has grown on me. The spicy hop note is misleading and comes off almost chili like as stated before. I didn't understand what this was supposed to be. I now think it is pretty good just nothing like what most would expect. To my novice palate it is basically a very spicy Pilsner with a bit more malt character. As noted, kind of like a strong Helles with more pronounce hop character.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Red X Saison
« on: August 24, 2016, 07:42:42 PM »
Batch 2 is much better compared to batch one. I modified both the grain bill and water, so I cannot say which of the two made the difference.

I also used 3711 vs Belle. Maybe I'll try Belle again, but so far I'm not impressed.

Drinking my saison with belle right now. I can't tell a difference between it and 3711 but I am not a regular saison brewer. Finished at 1.001 which I appreciate. It seems that some think it is exactly like 3711 and others think it is far inferior.

Did you go with a 75/25 red x to pale?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:42:16 AM »
Got this brewed on Saturday. Not sure why but my OG was a couple of points lower than expected but it should come out just fine. It's at 60F right now and I will start to bump it up a bit starting tomorrow I think.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Imperial Yeast
« on: August 23, 2016, 07:10:17 AM »
Got Deiter going in a kolsch right now.

A saison I recently had that used Napolean was probably the cleanest saison I have ever tasted. I am not sure what his fermentation profile was but the prominent character I got was citrus without the pepper. I thought my saison fermented cool with Belle was clean until I tried this guy...

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 21, 2016, 07:37:36 PM »
He's specifically asking about wet hops, not just homegrown. I don't have an answer, just pointing to his query.

My mistake. I guess I was assuming homegrown wet hops.

To the op, do you have alpha acid content info?

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 21, 2016, 11:27:29 AM »
I think part of the reason is most people don't know the alpha acid content of their homegrown hops so predicting bitterness levels can be difficult.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: August 20, 2016, 07:36:25 PM »
A local brewery here in Denver changed their yeast to inland island 571.  Completely changed the whole beer IMO.  I would not recommend this yeast if you're looking.  Came out closer to a hefe with that banana/Clove character.  Brewer said he might switch back to 2565. 


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I think we are talking about how the same place. I haven't been there but have heard about this beer in question.

Is is a good brewery? I live in Denver and it seems that about half of the opening breweries are making solid beer. Just my opinion and maybe it has something to do with the particular breweries that I actually visit. I know of one brewery in particular that brews a horrible kolsch. These days; if you build it, they will come. Quality is secondary...
I think so. not all the beer is great but not all breweries can be broken compass either.  I'll  just say it's by sloans lake.  It was the first kölsch I've ever had and it got me hooked. 

I agree on quality, that's why I stay away from colfax breweries besides fiction


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Funny. Pretty sure that's the kolsch I am thinking of. Not sure it has anything to do with their yeast...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: August 20, 2016, 06:35:16 PM »
A local brewery here in Denver changed their yeast to inland island 571.  Completely changed the whole beer IMO.  I would not recommend this yeast if you're looking.  Came out closer to a hefe with that banana/Clove character.  Brewer said he might switch back to 2565. 


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Is is a good brewery? I live in Denver and it seems that about half of the opening breweries are making solid beer. Just my opinion and maybe it has something to do with the particular breweries that I actually visit. I know of one brewery in particular that brews a horrible kolsch. These days; if you build it, they will come. Quality is secondary...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 19, 2016, 09:33:19 PM »
Drinking this now. Can't say I have ever had a festbier before. To me, this tastes like a slightly maltier pils with a strange tangy thing going on. I am literally picking up the tiniest amount of malt aroma and nothing else. I probably don't fully understand the style.

There were so many good looking 'oktoberfest/marzens' that I wasn't sure what to choose. A little disappointed in my selection. Wish I would have chosen the Odell or Prost offerings...
Festbiers are stong Helles, not quit Bocks. Malty from Pils and a portion of Munich malt. The Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest uses the Record hop that is said to be spicy. I am giving up on finding it on draft locally, may get bottles soon.

Thanks for the info on the style. This tastes a little more bitter than I expected. I did enjoy the second more.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation?
« on: August 19, 2016, 06:44:41 PM »
I get that wild dank hop notes sounds nothing like wet sweet cardboard. There is something similar about the beers that I cannot quite pick out...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation?
« on: August 19, 2016, 05:12:39 PM »
Okay. As far as I can detect the lager is oxidized with a light honey sweetness but it hasn't gotten worse as far as I can tell. It's ok. The pale ale seems to just have a strange hop character. I have often read about comet having 'wild' notes but never experienced it. This has a sort of 'wild' dankness to it.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 19, 2016, 04:27:44 PM »
Drinking this now. Can't say I have ever had a festbier before. To me, this tastes like a slightly maltier pils with a strange tangy thing going on. I am literally picking up the tiniest amount of malt aroma and nothing else. I probably don't fully understand the style.

There were so many good looking 'oktoberfest/marzens' that I wasn't sure what to choose. A little disappointed in my selection. Wish I would have chosen the Odell or Prost offerings...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: August 19, 2016, 03:27:22 PM »
Went with 100% Schill Pilsner and imperial g03 dieter which is supposed to be the same as wlp029. I was preferring 2565 but now I find myself liking 029 better. Will be using a portion of the yeast cake for an imperial kolsch which I assume will come off similar to a Helles bock.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: August 19, 2016, 07:30:49 AM »
Well thanks all. I am picking up grains today. I have not decided to just leave it alone or go 100% pils. I will probably just make up my mind at the shop. One pureed cantaloupe once fermentation has slowed.

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