We produced this very light and neutral recipe by popular demand. This beer has less carbs than most beers. This recipe uses Alpha-Galactosidase enzyme to reduce the carbs.
Featured hops: Hallertau
Other additives: Alpha-galactosidase enzyme
O.G. = 1.041
F.G. = 1.008
Approximately 4.3% ABV
Approximately 134 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Let me start off with saying this is only the third batch of beer I have made since I got back into brewing, and I didn't do all that much years ago. I made this mostly for my wife, she wanted a lower calorie beer option in the keggerator. I made it following the simple instructions, after 4 days or so I still wasn't seeing any action in the airlock, I gave the wort a good stir up with a sanitized spoon and covered it back up, the next day I started to see some big yeast activity. I let it sit in the primary for about 10 days, I kegged it and forced carbonation with CO2 and tried it last night. I thought that it had a very slight Belgian taste, a couple of friends were over and tried it and agreed with me. It is very light. I wonder if I did something wrong or that is what it is supposed to taste like. I will probably try it again sometime, definitely worth a try if you are looking for a lighter beer option.
I have to admit, I was disappointed with his beer initially. I looks like ginger ale and isn't loaded with flavor. But during the summer I found myself passing over other, more flavorful beers for this one. It's crisp, finishes cleanly, and isn't heavy like so many homebrews. The fact that it is a quick, easy, inexpensive addition to any summer beer rotation is just a bonus. Take it for what it is and don't over think it. I handed a few of these out to friends and didn't tell them it was low carb. I've had nothing but compliments.
I can't believe comments haven't been left for this beer! This is an awesome summer (lawnmower) ale. I bought this beer because of the recommendation from an AHS sales person. I was looking for a lower hopped, crisp summer brew for my wife and it has been a hit with all of our friends. Since getting into this batch, I have had three different people give me a total of $100 to keep this beer bottled or on tap and this was totally unsolicited. When brewing this beer I opted to leave the enzyme tablets out so the beer would have a little more body and taste (I didn't care about the "low carb" aspect). What are you waiting for, ORDER A KIT!
I'm not much of a light beer fan, I bought this kit for my wife to give her something to drink besides Miller Lite (Yuck!). Just put it on tap and boy what a surprise. This is a great beer! It's very much like a good quality lager, very crisp and clean and well balanced. It is on the light side but it has much more flavor than any light beer in the commercial market and more than most of your big name premium lagers. Surprisingly smooth and crisp for an ale, would make an awesome summer cookout beer. One note, if you keg your beer and your first impression is that it is watery and a bit sour, let it sit another week and try again. I went 2 weeks in primary, a week to clear in secondary and forced carb. The first taste was a little disappointing but a week later it is great!
This is a great light beer. I ended up with this in primary for 5 weeks since I couldn't get to it with my schedule. Used the set it and forget it method for carbing and am really enjoying this. Nice light beer for the hot Houston summers.