Just Half

The black tea cinnamon comes up in the nose…and unfortunately dominates most of the flavors of this beer.

Winter warmer ale in glass

This is a surprise; I did not think that 3/4ths of an ounce of tea would be enough to dominate five gallons of beer. And yet….

With it comes a less pleasant wood flavor, herbal, a little dirty. I don’t think this got infected, but I probably need to rethink how I use tea in my beers.

On the upside, I really only want half a bottle before I can move on  to the next beer.

The downside is there’s 48 bottles of this…

Brew date: 12/12/20

Steeping grains
1.5 lb Opal C20 malt
.5 lb Carabrown
6 lb Maris Otter

Fermentables: 3 lb ExLME

Hops/other
2 oz N Brewer @60
.75 oz Chai tea @ flameout

Yeast: Imperial’s House (2nd use)

OG: 1.06

FG: 1.008

Bottled 12/19

ABV: 7.0%

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