The base for this recipe is an Amarillo pale ale, brewed as an APA. But this version is adjusted to work as a wheat beer. Lots of orange character. And it works very well together with the Munich malt.
It’s inspired by Blue Moon’s Belgian White, with added coriander and orange peel.
American-Style Wheat Beer
- Volume 25 l
- OG 1.055
- FG 1.014
- IBU 30
- ABV 5.38 %
2 kgBarke Munich MaltGermany Weyermann
2 kgPale AleGermany Weyermann
2 kgPale WheatGermany Weyermann
20 gMagnum | Boil 60min
20 gAmarillo | Boil 20minUS
20 gAmarillo | Boil 10minUS
60 gAmarillo | Boil 0minUS
1 pkgWLP300 Hefeweizen Ale YeastWhite Labs
25 gCorianderBoil 15 min
25 gBitter Orange PeelBoil 5 min
Golden-amber, hazy and moderate carbonation.
Oranges, coriander, floral, citrus.
Follows the nose, lot’s of Orange and a hint of coriander, wheat and clove.
Medium-bodied with a medium bitterness.
Orange goodness. I love how Amarillo hops pair up with Munich malt and orange peel in a pale ale, but together with wheat malt and and wheat yeast it adds even more complexity. Generally a good tasting beer, next time I might lower the bitterness to have it closer to a more classic wheat beer standard.