Last of the Ambers

homebrew Amber AleAt least from the 2018 run of beer.

I really dig the nose on this; pleasantly bready and yeasty. It’s not as clear or bright as I would hope for but that’s a pretty low level complaint, all things considered.

With that, I think I’m reviewing this beer near the end of its life cycle; that is, it’s very, very bubbly. That isn’t the end of the world, either but it IS not what I would consider “to style”.

I wish there was a little more malt here, a little more density. It’s perfectly drinkable, but it’s just shy of the mark. I seem to remember that it was better, a couple weeks ago when I first cracked it open.

Something to think about.

Brew Date: 1/6/19

Steeping Grains
3 lb 2 row
1 lb Chorus
2 lb Vienna
1 lb Blue Ballard
.5 lb C60

Fermentables: 4 lb EXLME

.5 oz Loral and Azacca @60
.5 oz Loral and Azacca @5

Yeast: Imperial Flagship (3rd use)

OG: 1.072

FG: 1.012

Bottled: 2/10

ABV: 8.1%

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