June Cream Ale

June cream aleSo, the nose on this is sweet-malt sweet though it lacks that element of graininess-basically, this ale falls a bit more towards a maple syrup sweetness (not as sweet, but like that) rather than bread.

That isn’t bad, but I’ll confess, it wasn’t quite what I was hoping for. I very much like the bready qualities of the kolschs I’ve had, and I was hoping that the use of vienna and biscuit malts would bring that flavor a bit more forward.

That doesn’t quite seem  to be the case. It isn’t a bad beer though: it’s very light and bubbly, so it is easy to drink and sweeps itself off my palate like a good houseguest.

Do I wish it had a slightly different flavor profile? I do. Am I unsatisfied with how it tastes? I am not. It’s good.

Brew date: Jul 12
Steeping grains
1 lb Biscuit

3 lb Wyeyermann Pils malt
4 lb Weyermann Vienna malt

Fermentables: 3 lb ExLME|

1.5 oz Mt Hood, .5 oz German Blanc @ 60

Yeast: Imperial House (3rd use)

OG: 1.059

FG: 1.009

Bottled 7/18

ABV: 6.8%

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