This isn’t bad at all.
But it also isn’t brilliant. It’s one of those beers that I think is quietly drinkable, even repeatably so (that is, multiple pints without feeling knackered) and will work quietly in the background, unnoticed.
If I pull too much on the nose, there’s a slightly vegetal quality to it: a consequence of letting those used hops sit a little too long.
Good looking beer, though, ennit?
Brew Date: 2.17.14
3 lb 2 row
2 lb C80
1 lb Vienna
1 lb Gambrinus pale
Fermentables: 3 lb LME
.5 oz Cascade
.5 oz Willamette @ 60 (both previously used as dry hop)
1 oz Brewer’s Gold @ 15
3rd use Wyeast 1272-final
Put into secondary 3.6, which seems like a long time but it went as long as it did.