Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Field Mouse Pale Ale

This is a Belgian Pale Ale that will be brewed when it gets warmer outside. Belgian Pale Ales are usually found in Flemish provinces of Antwerp and Brabant and are considered "everyday beers". They are much lower in alcohol than many of the other Belgian styles and are very balanced in flavor.

6.75 lbs. Belgian Pilsnen
2.5 lbs. German Vienna
.5 lb. Belgian Caramunich
1 oz. Belgian Black malt

.75 oz. Styrian Goldings (5.5 AA%) @ 60 min.
1 oz. Saaz (4 AA%) @ 30 min.
1 oz. Saaz (4 AA%) @ 5 min.

White Labs WLP550 Belgian Ale, WLP515 Antwerp Ale, or WLP530 Abbey Ale

OG: 1.052
FG: 1.013
ABV: 5.2%
SRM: 11
IBU: 23

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