Although the last mild came up a little strong, this one is much closer to what I was looking for. And it’s ready just in time for the heat!
There’s two distinct parts to this mild; the first is the nose, which thanks to the Ringwood yeast strain, echos the kind of Belgian funkiness you might get from from a much different beer. Interestingly, this flavor doesn’t appear anywhere else in the mild, so I get the benefit of adding complexity without kicking up the alcohol content.
The other part is the hop bitterness at the finish. That lingers a little longer than I think it ought to. It’s not bad but I think the Glacial hops overrode any other hop flavors that might have stuck around at the end. It’s not bad, just a quality that I felt should be noted.
All in all, a pretty good beer for summer though. Not too heavy and with something interesting to taste: I’ll call this one a win.
2 lb 2 Row
2 lb Munich
1 lb C30
Fermentables: 2 lb LME
.25 oz Glacial (added in preboil)
1 oz Glacial (pellets) @ 60
.5 oz Citra pellets @ 60
.25 oz Palasade @ 60
.25 oz Palasade @ 30
.5 oz Glacial @ 10
reuse Ringwood, 3rd use, done
Secondary on 5. 24, added .5 oz Glacier