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Belma in a HellesBock?
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:05:11 PM »
Those of you who have used Belma, how do you think it would work in a HellesBock?

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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 05:09:20 PM »
I would have no problem using it to bitter. I have used it to bitter all sorts of styles. Nice clean bitterness.

For flavor additions it's hard to find. It has some melon and strawberry flavor but you need a lot for the flavor to stand out. It seems more evident in blends with other hops where it rounds out flavors.
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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 11:55:32 AM »
Bummer. I was hoping to get the "orange" character out of it. Doing a search I see not many positive reviews of this hop.

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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 12:58:37 PM »
Bummer. I was hoping to get the "orange" character out of it. Doing a search I see not many positive reviews of this hop.

Keith, I think Saphir would be perfect for that. It's low AA, and has similarities to Mittelfrueh, but also has a tangerine character that sounds great in a Helles Bock. I really like it.
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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 01:05:42 PM »
Bummer. I was hoping to get the "orange" character out of it. Doing a search I see not many positive reviews of this hop.

Keith, I think Saphir would be perfect for that. It's low AA, and has similarities to Mittelfrueh, but also has a tangerine character that sounds great in a Helles Bock. I really like it.

Thanks man! Unfortunately I have 88 lbs of Belma I have to get rid of. I requested Mandarina Bavaria from my partner and he couldn't find it and got that instead.

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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 02:44:54 PM »
I have used it four times. The first two had belma in fwh, late-boil, and dry hop. There was a bit of the strawberry-melon flavor while the beers were young. That faded away pretty quickly.  Since those two beers, I have used them as bittering hops and have been happy with that.
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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 02:58:38 PM »
Everything I have seen regarding Belma says it shines as a mid-boil addition or a bittering addition.

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Re: Belma in a HellesBock?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 06:15:01 PM »
The only time I've gotten good flavors out of Belma by itself is using it as a dry hop in brett beers. The gentle fruit flavors stand out better in the drier beer against all the brett barnyard flavors.
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