John Q. Adams Marblehead Lager All-Grain Kit

SKU# U0084

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This golden-amber beer sports balanced hops and malt, noble aromas, and a clean finish.
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Brewers, patriots, countrymen: lend us your tankards. This golden-amber beer sports balanced hops and malt, noble aromas, and a clean finish. A complex but approachable mix of spicy German hops and ripe-fruit-sweet caramel malt interweave across your nose and palate from the first whiff to the last sip. An excellent session beer that still has enough going on in the glass for contemplative sipping if the mood should take you.

It's technically not an ale, but we use Wyeast's California Lager yeast in this recipe so you can ferment it at ale temps and still achieve a clean, lager-like result.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for John Q. Adams Marblehead Lager All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleGerman/Czech/Continental
Original Gravity1050
Total Time to Make6 weeks
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Nice, very clean...
I had attempted a Boston Lager clone a couple years ago on my own with disasterous results, got a 1-way ticket to the sewer system. This kit has the correct grain and hop profile in my opinion, turned out very clear and clean, color was spot on. Refreshing. I think to really nail this as a clone, using a colder fermenting lager yeast, such as the Bavarian, whole-leaf hops, and a decoction mash would bring this much closer. But, this fits quite well for those who want to keep it simple and are content with being in the ballpark. It's a tough one to truly nail for a homebrewer, but this kit is worth the attempt for those that appreciate the BL.
May 8, 2010
Pretty close
Pretty close to Boston Lager, slightly hoppier, and color made be a shade lighter. Used WL Kolsch yeast, which came out very clean. Was not ready before 2 months.
May 1, 2011
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