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Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« on: August 15, 2021, 10:17:16 am »
It appears that Sierra Nevada is brewing yet another take on American-style Marzen this year.  I am not a fan of style.  It is too sweet and bland. I prefer the more festbier-oriented offering that they brewed last year.  Does anyone remember the grist composition?

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2021, 11:06:31 am »
Came across this indicating 2 Row, Munich and Vienna...


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Re: Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 07:34:56 pm »
I haven't had it this year. I usually find their take is more traditional than the other standard fare.

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 05:12:43 pm »
I took the day off from work and brewed my festbier today.  I went with a grist composed of Pilsner, Vienna, and CaraHell malts. I used whole cone Mittelfruh for bittering and late additions. 

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 07:07:52 pm »
That sounds good. Prost

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2020 Festbier Grist
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 08:54:30 pm »
I don’t think the 21 is too shabby. Not as Americanized as I was expecting. Also I think the American breweries are adapting to more traditional ingredients/methods. I definitely prefer prior years though.
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