The problem is that I drink beer way too fast and I have to make an effort to keep my beer in the 3.5 to 4.5 range if I can. Yes, I should exercise moderation but then again, I should exercise, period. That's why I was after a lower ABV batch. My plan is to use the yeast cake to do another one right away and drop out a couple lbs of pilsner malt (because that's all there is in it).
I used the WLP833 Bock Yeast so I think I'll just lie to myself and tell myself that I made a Maibock without any Vienna or Munich. I'm easily persuaded, especially when I've been drinking.