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Offline NicoleJS

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Which BJCP style should I enter my beer?
« on: October 20, 2016, 10:22:20 PM »
Recently made a Vienna lager. It was intentionally hoppier than a Negra Modello. Going for more of a Brooklyn Lager. Beersmith says the IBUs were within the style guidelines. My pallet says that it's too hoppy for the style. I ended up with less beer than I should have so maybe the actual IBUs are more than the recipe called for. Any suggestions for entering into competition? Stick with Vienna Lager? Go for a Specialty Beer?
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Offline merfizle

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Re: Which BJCP style should I enter my beer?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 11:50:48 AM »
How about a Marzen or Czech Amber?

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Re: Which BJCP style should I enter my beer?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 01:54:03 PM »
It is hard to say without tasting it.  Once I've designed and brewed a beer, the estimated IBU and color are really meaningless to me.  It all comes down to taste, aroma, appearance, etc. to decide what I've really ended up with.  Sometimes, what I end up with really does not fit into a category and I just have to drink it all my self  ;D.

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