« on: October 29, 2015, 12:48:06 PM »
I entered this into 1D. American Wheat corresponding to the 2015 guidelines. My scores did not come back great because the judges thought it was misentered. Fortunately, the overall consensus was that they thought it was a good beer just not an American Wheat. From what I recall, it's malt character was too clean with not enough 'wheat' flavor. I cannot disagree and their comments made sense. I assume this is related to the actual malsters (grain types) that were used. It is very comparable to New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat for those that are familiar.
40% white wheat
10% flaked wheat
Magnum - bittering
Cascade, Amarillo, Willamette - last 20 minutes of boil
Orange zest and coriander - last 5 minutes of boil
If this is not an American Wheat, what should it be? American Blonde? I don't necessarily plan to enter it again I am just a bit confused as to where it should fit.