Not The Charm

Cream Ale round 3I have kept at the attempt to make a cream ale and the third attempt was…the okayest beer?

There’s a bit of cereal grain in the nose; it’s a little weird since I’m not used to that kind of nose for a beer. It isn’t unpleasant though.

The issue I’m having the most trouble with right now is that it’s hazy and I wish it wasn’t. The up side: I am fairly certain that this is due to chill haze, because before I put the beer into the fridge, I can see through the beer. So it’s a visual flaw but not a flavor one.

Still; the flavors here also include some cereal grains-I can’t quite shake the flavor of Cheerios, honestly. There’s a lot of malt sweetness, too, but the finish on this beer is surprisingly dry. Not crisp, but there’s a white wine element there that provides some restraint on this beer where it might otherwise be a breakfast instead of a beer.

Still, this could use some more work, so I may just may this the style I brew for 2020!

Brew date: 10/20/19

Steeping malts

6.5 Copeland Pils
2 lb Vienna

Fermentables: 3 lb Golden malt extract

.75 oz Mt Hood @60
@5 .25 oz Mt Hood

Yeast: Imperial House

OG: 1.055

FG: 1.01

Secondary: 11/3

Bottled: 11/11

ABV: 6.1%

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