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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Amplified Amber Update

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

Amplified Amber Ale

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!