Bitter Cream Ale

This one is very malt forward; smells of honey and a little roasted quality. Oddly remarkably comforting smells.

The middle holds that sweetness but the finish has a strong bitter quality for the style. It doesn’t make the beer undrinkable, but it is divergent from my previous attempts at the style.

This can be attributed to the use of Bravo and Palisade hops-hops with higher alpha acids (the qualities that increase bitterness in beer). However, the usual hops I was getting were out of stock.

Thanks, pandemic.

However, with this bitterness is a persistent but not overpowering bubbly quality and that goes a long way to keep everything in line. THis beer is very light on the tongue and that makes it more drinkable than perhaps it would be if it was higher in ABV or had less of a bubbly ness.

So I’m calling this a success.

Brew date: 6.21.20

Steeping grains
4 lb Vienna
4 lb 2 row

Fermentables: 3 lb ExLME

Hops
1.5 oz Palisade, .25 oz Bravo @60
.75 oz Bravo, .5 oz Palisade @5

Yeast: Imperial House

OG: 1.058

FG: 1.01

Bottled 6/27

ABV: 6.5%

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