Fall Amber

2019 fall Amber aleTime to start clearing out some of the homebrews I made in 2019!

First up, an amber I put together in September. The nose is a bit sweeter and caramel oriented. Head is thin but steady. The effervescence lasts, but it isn’t a palate clearer in the same way some lagers or IPAs might be.

Coffee is a pretty strong element here-this amber has got a roasted quality that, despite the lightness of the beer visually, is fairly strong, especially on the finish.

On the upside, the beer has a sweet front, so there’s more balance here than bitter, and that’s definitely a good thing.

Brew Date: 9/8/19

Steeping grains
1 lb Caramel Steam
1 lb Opal 22
.5 lb C 75
.25 Chocolate

Fermentables: 7 lb ExLME

Hops
1 oz Mt hood, .5 oz African Queen @60
1 oz Mt hood, .5 oz African Queen @5

Yeast: Imperial Darkness

OG: 1.06

FG: 1.01

Bottled 9/22

ABV: 6.8%

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