https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/995512/imperial-hefewiezen-1 Two questions. What would you categorize this beer as? How do you get high ABV beer (over 9%) to be light in color like a tripel, bgsa, or barleywine? So I brewed this on 05/15/2020, bottled on 06/02/2020, and cracked the first one open last night. It was really good. Had some Banana notes, spicy yeast character, subtle vanilla, some residual sweetness and just a hint of bitterness from hops with absolutely no hop flavor (might try to do a dry hop or whirlpool next time). Anyways, the only real complaint would be that it looks more like an amber beer than a hefe. I've always struggled with this and high abv brews. Even when I do a 1 hour boil, it always seems to be darker than what I anticipated. I've tried substituting sugar for malt to try and keep the color down while maintaining the ABV, but it always seems to give a cider flavor when i do that along with having attenuation issues (even when feeding the sugar a few days after fermentation begins). Being completely honest, most of my boils really do go at least 2 hours as my pre boil wort volume is typically around 7.5 gallons going down to a 5.5 in the fermenter. I'm sure that kettle caramelization has something to do with this, but hard to believe it is that much. I've tried SMASH (Pilsner and Magnum) and still had the same issue, but had to boil for at least 2 hours on that one.