Sunday, July 10, 2016
I received a gift of sample malts from the Netherlands that included Ale malt, Coffee malt, honey biscuit malt, caramel red malt, wheat malt, and light Munich malt. I decided to brew it all up together to see what I could end up with. It ended up a deep reddish brown color with an original gravity of 1.070. I used 100% UK Challenger hops for bittering, flavoring, and aroma additions, and will likely dry hop with another ounce. I used English Ale yeast so maybe it will throw some fruity esters and enhance some flavors. Thanks for reading! Cheers!
Flavors of apple and mesquite smoke meld together seamlessly in this cider providing quite a drinkable smoked cider. Nicely balanced with hints of tart apple, sweet apple, and sweet smoke, and a nice carbonation level make this cider go down quite easily. This one will pair nicely with barbecue and grilled foods, and I'm sure it won't last long. CHEERS!