Orange Blossom Pale

A few weeks ago, this beer was ready to drink but I was told; It just doesn’t seem time to drink it. It’s going to be great in the heat but right now, it’s just not ready for the stage.

With the weekend hitting the 80’s, it was time. Good thing, too: It’s really bubbly, so the mouthfeel is light. It’s smooth and sweet, with the orange flavor being quite refreshing. The beer also has a slightly astringent finish, very much like tea.

Which is the trick with this ale: I added way, way too much orange blossom tea at the end. Worked like a charm. Fortunately. I am not a professional, so I do not recommend anything per se.

But let me tell you how I made it anyway:

Steeping malts
.75 lb Gambriuns pale
.5 lb Victory
.5 vienna

Fermentables
7 lb LME

Hops
1.34 oz Crystal @ 60
1 oz Crystal @20
1 oz Perle @ 20

Adjuncts
3oz Orange Blossom blend tea @5

Yeast
from Laurelwood, gotten that day!

Original Gravity
1.062

Final Gravity
1.01

Terminal Gravity
1.019

ABV
6.80%

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