Rhapsody Pils v1SRM 3 coloured beer glass

BJCP StyleBohemian Pilsner - 2B
TypeAll Grain
NotesCrisp, complex and well-rounded yet refreshing. First brewed in 1842, this style was the original clear, light-colored beer. Uses Moravian malted barley and a decoction mash for rich, malt character. Saaz hops and low sulfate, low carbonate water provide a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile. Traditional yeast sometimes can provide a background diacetyl note. Dextrins provide additional body, and diacetyl enhances the perception of a fuller palate.
ProfileAroma: Rich with complex malt and a spicy, floral Saaz hop bouquet. Some pleasant, restrained diacetyl is acceptable, but need not be present. Otherwise clean, with no fruity esters.

Appearance: Very pale gold to deep burnished gold, brilliant to very clear, with a dense, long-lasting, creamy white head.

Flavor: Rich, complex maltiness combined with a pronounced yet soft and rounded bitterness and spicy flavor from Saaz hops. Some diacetyl is acceptable, but need not be present. Bitterness is prominent but never harsh, and does not linger. The aftertaste is balanced between malt and hops. Clean, no fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (although diacetyl, if present, may make it seem medium-full), medium carbonation.
Batch Size12.0 L
Mash64.0° for 75.0 min
Boil Time60.0 min
Efficiency78.0 %
IBU34.9 IBUs
OG1.046 SG (Est. 1.050 SG)
FG1.005 SG (Est. 1.009 SG)
ABV5.4 % (Est. 5.4 %)
Calories420.4 kcal/l, 315.3 kcal/0.75l, 138.7 kcal/0.33l

FermentablesGrain icon

NameAmountColour% of Grain
Gladfield Pilsner Malt2.40 kg3.8 EBC96 %
Cara-Pils/Dextrine0.10 kg3.9 EBC4 %
Total grain bill2.5 kg--

HopsHops icon

NameAmountTimeUseAlphaEst IBU's
Saaz55.97 g40.0 minsBoil3.5%33.4 IBU
Saaz10.76 g0.0 minsBoil3.5%6.42 IBU
Total hops66.74 g----

MiscMiscellaneous icon


YeastYeast icon

S-23 - SafLager West European LagerDCL/FermentisLager73.5 %7.8 C - 10.0 C

NotesNotes icon

24/03/19 Brew day
26/03/19 Pitched yeast @ 12deg
@12deg until ~1.022 (4-14 days)
Diacetyl rest 01/04/19 @18
@18deg until FG reached (~4-10 days).
@0deg for 3-5 days.
Desired CO2 = 5.3g/lt = 74g sugar
11/04/19 Bottled, 74g sugar
-11x 750ml Longecks
-1x 330ml stubbie
-1x 250ml throwdown
=9L, racked to secondary, no sediment


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