Saison de Bobek

Bobek (Styrian Goldings)

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Alpha 3.45%

 2012 Harvest

Distinctive perfume pine/lemon/citrus hoppy character. This distinguished variety is well known throughout the world and although identical to Fuggle in many ways it does have its own distinctive characteristics. The perfume-like hoppy character that was again used mainly in European lagers works very well in the less malty flavoured golden coloured beers.

 

To be honest, I had never thought of trying this hop until my mum brought it over from the UK with her as a gift for me.

We were planning on going to the beach and I wanted to brew up something simple to let the hops AND yeast shine, as it would be the first time I would be using Belle Saison and my first time with whole hops in a long long time.

For a ten litre batch:

1kg Weyermann Vienna malt

0.5 Weyermann wheat malt

100gr CaraHell

20gr Bobek 3.4%AA @ 60

30gr Bobek @ 20

10gr Bobek @ 2

40 gr Bobek dry hop for 5 days.

Yeast: Belle saison dry yeast

mashed at 66c for 90 minutes

fermented @, wait for it, it is coming, wait for it, ambient temperatures for 7 days( about 33c) and bottled.

Ignore what the description says about being identical to Fuggles,bollox is it.

But the Distinctive perfume pine/lemon/citrus hoppy character is spot on. I am so glad I got hold of this hop. The grain bill is also perfect. It’s dry and hoppy, sweet yet crisp,clean yet fruity.

ImageI will post tasting notes at a later date. But for now we will call this an English IPA crossed with a wheat beer and a low gravity Saison.

Cheers

 

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  1. Saison de Bobek tasting – badleebrewed

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