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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Purpose – Base Malt Series

The purpose of the study is to understand the effects of various malts in the brewery, and the resulting beers. We will control all of the variables of the brewing process except the type of grain used. We believe that each grain will affect the following variables that we can measure in our brewery: extraction rate, change in pH, attenuation, and color. This will also affect many variables that only you can measure with your nose and tongue.


· Water (R.S.M.’s finest) enough to get that kettle to 16 bbl of beer!!!!!!!
· Yeast (Cali ale baby) ~5gal pitch 1million cells / ml / °P
· 715 lbs base malt grains (our variable)
o Best Malz – Pilsner
o Best Malz – Vienna
o Best Malz – Munich
o Best Malz – Heidlburg
o Best Malz – Red X
· Hops (Northern Brewer – single addition at 60min for 16 IBU)

Read more about the project on the Cismontane blog

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dwyerpg (6286) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2016
The most infected of the four I purchased today. This is sour through and through. Undrinkable.

Fatehunter (2582) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours a thin head on a hazy darker straw body. The aroma is a wet hay glue smell. A little weird but not bad. The taste is quite malty, mild caramel, a touch of lemon. The texture is a little sticky. It’s a malt heavy beer.

popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a dusky golden amber color. It’s fairly cloudy. The head is small and white and fades to a ring of bubbles after a couple minutes. The aroma is rich and fruity with malt flavors. There’s a big grape flavor on top of honey sweetness. Milder than expected caramel. Definite apple cider tone. A touch vegetal. They did a good job minimizing contributions from the yeast and hops. The taste starts off with some light sweetness before taking on a very German low abv beer flavor. Drier than expected. Some spice. Earthy finish with some more of that grape flavor. A little bit of cider. That grape flavor gives it a funny aftertaste. It’s almost boozy without any hop bitterness to clean things up. Mouthfeel is light, and carbonation is mildly prickly. Interesting beer. Not what I expected. This seems like a much more difficult experiment to pull off commercially than the single hop beers, and I think Cismontane did a fairly good job. The beer does a good job showing how much of the flavor of many German styles comes straight from the malt, and on top of that, they made a pretty tasty beer. I was expecting a bit of a chore after the first few sips, but I’m actually enjoying the beer. It’s simple as can be and cleanly shows off some tasty malt.

bhensonb (15493) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma is lightly treacle/bready with hints of noble hop. Med minus body. Fizzy/foamy carb. Flavor is moderate treacle, very light, with maybe a mix of grass and citrus. It has a certain zing to it. Finishing towards dry and bitter. Leaves off with a sort of "sour", but not exactly that, touch to the mouth. All in all quite different, but it does pretty much fit malty alt.

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