As promised here is the recipe of the second beer I brewed for a recent party. It was most popular, although I probably wouldn’t brew it again for myself.
Fruit Party Ale
1053 OG, 1015 FG. 5% bottle ABV. US05.
Fermented at 23°C from:
37% :: American Ale Malt
37% :: Pilsner Malt
26% :: Raw Cane Sugar
30m single infusion mash with calcium chloride added.
60m boil with 21 IBU of Horizon hops @ 60m.
Dry hopped with 70g of Victoria’s Secret hops for six days.
This beer is completely clear and a very pale yellow tint. A decent head recedes quickly but leaves a floating yacht of microbubbles. Looks the goods, in other words. Its aroma is extremely piney with a small smattering of grass trailing behind. The Victoria Secret hops come through characteristically. It is clean of esters or any malt/yeast aroma.
In the mouth only a light bitterness complements softer malt flavours – which are overwritten in turn by pine and lime hop flavour. It is very dry in all, but this is a faux dryness, due to the high percentage of simple sugars. There are residual sugars in there, just not as much as expected for the alcohol.
It’s an alright pale ale that will appeal to the less craft/flavour inclined. Good picnic beer. Good party beer!