This beer turned out great. Caramel on the nose and palate followed up by generous aromas and flavors of 4 different hops varieties. Chinook, Centennial, and Citra in the boil, then the remainder of them bursted at 2 minutes left on the boil, and East Kent Goldings for the dry hop make this a fantasticly aromatic brew! The flavors disquise the fact that it is 8.4% and packs quite a wallop!
Well, it is about time to brew again, and keeping in line with the winter season, my next brew will be a Spiced Apple Wheat Winter Ale. Shooting for 7% ABV with this one so I can enjoy more than one at a sitting! Thanks for reading! Bottoms up!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Taste test at 1 week: great caramel on the nose and palate with citrus and grapefruit notes in flavor from the hops. Carbonation is coming along. A little light at one week, so another week or so should hopefully do it! Definitely a warmer with the higher alcohol content. Thanks for reading! Cheers!