Craft Brewing with Style – Part X

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thanks for tuning into what’s brewing with Augustine oh I’m your host Augustine Iacopelli and we talk about all things craft beer craft coffee and craft food and we are in the middle of and with a long ways to go our journey through the Beer Judge certification styles we are opening later this year as a Wichita craft brewery and I Wichita Kansas and you know it part of that for us is exploring different styles and then things that we want to have our own taken on interpretation on by Ted the nice thing about having styles that are defined aren’t so much to box you inasmuch as they are to free you in and let you look at where the starting points are in many of the styles and add your own unique flair to those styles and and enjoy doing that so the first often start off on category six and I category six is the Amber in multi-European longer and we will touch upon the the basics of a couple of these styles are the first one being the Mars and our mayors and my German is not very good here it is an elegant multi-German Amber logger with a clean rich Tuesday and Brady malt flavor restrained malt bitterness and a dry finish that encourages another drink the overall malt per impression is soft elegant and complex with a rich aftertaste that is never Klinger heavy this happens to be one of my more favorite styles and it’s it’s a style that is not made nearly enough in the United States I could see us going into doing this is is one of our specialty beers one of things that were gonna have at Augustine brewing is really get to try to turn over several different one off and specialty type of beers across start our flight we may have in a narrower flight than some of our competitors in the area just so that we have that ability to rotate through a lot of specialty beers that the most breweries in our area at least in the other Wichita craft brewery market I don’t necessarily brewers I as often the mayors and has a moderate intensity aroma that comes across from the German malt which is typically rich ready and somewhat toasty I also has some light bread crust kinda notes if you think about taking a piece of brought bread and holding it up to your nose that that’s a lot of how it can come across and it really has no hop aroma though so you’re not not to get any of that the any that floral herbal or spicy quality come across dominoes it has a a a caramel, sweetness as well that can do that can come across in some style some attempts of the style that are not really correct I do I’ve had missing competition where it where I get a mayors and that actually has a a carnally character that comes across in the nose and that’s not actually correct on the style I ended it’s something that sometimes misinterpreted about the style I just because it’s darker doesn’t mean it has to be roast he it doesn’t mean it has to be carnally but some some interpretations wind up going in that direction is a very light alcohol that can be detected occasionally but it should never be sharp this is a clean and elegant multi-richness that that comes across on that that aroma of flavors is somewhat similar but the initial malt flavor I suggest sweetness but the finish like many of the other guy German beers I tends to be moderately dry to dry and that’s is really to help him improve drink ability in and keep people coming back for more the hops that are used in the style don’t do well they do rather I’m sorry I provide the sufficient balance that the multi-pallet and finish do not seem sweet at the end aftertaste tends to be multi-with the same elegant rich flavors lingering there there should not with this style again be a really any noticeable caramel biscuit or roasted flavors it just, a darker version of a German logger that modern German Oktoberfest versions are golden and that the these these can get to the orange amber color and have a distinctive toasty malt character this is a style is oftentimes mistaken for Oktoberfest but Mars and style beers are actually there there is a distinct difference between the Mars and’s in the fast beers these days there is and it wasn’t necessarily always the case but that kind of there to cousins of the had the same direction but the at the difference is that the Festival of the Fest beer is made to be a lot more coif level than the mayors and is but they’re both still very easy drinking, beers I mayors and has a medium body with a smooth creamy texture which often suggests a more fuller mouth feel and actually there but it never gets to a point where it gets overly sweet her claim he can come across up with a little bit of strength to it but generally not much and then as the name suggests that it’s brewed is a stronger March beer and this gets brewed traditionally in March and it loggers in the cold caves and in the summer modern versions traced back to the logger developed by spot and in 1841 contemporaneous to the development of the Vienna logger however the name it actually is considerably older than 1841 and the early ones tended to be dark brown and in Austria the name implied a strength of 14 Plato which is one of the scales we use for measuring beer strength rather than a style in particular I it was first served Oktoberfest in 1872 and it was a tradition that lasted until 1990 when the Golden Fest beer was adopted as the standard beer for Oktoberfest so little history on the background there is some of the commercial examples are probably the most accessible is the Paul Landor Oktoberfest and the hacker hacker for sure original Oktoberfest for those of you who speak German I apologize I’m not an international kind of guy I just know good beer the characteristic ingredients the grist does very up a little bit on this style although the traditional German version versions emphasized Munich malt primarily the notion of elegance with this beers derived from only making a making sure that only the finest quality ingredients are utilized especially with respect to the year they Smoltz involved with this there is a addict decoction mass utilized the traditionally all of these days decoction mashers are not commonly used for any German styles because there is now malt that is available that helps give us the same exact characters decoction without having to go through the many steps in and complications of doing it decoction – so I am Augustine Iacopelli and that you been listening to what to bring with Augustine know where to pick up next time with route rock beer brush beer for to pronounce both ways and that that is a very interesting beer style of judge the sink competition before and will talk about it in our next episode thanks for listing

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