The nose is more bready than yeasty, but there’s some overlap. A sourdough influence is present, I would say but not disruptive. An accent scent.
The head on the beer is a bit thin, but the effervescence is constant, so that’s good.
Buuut. The flavor has a hit of that tea-cinnamon flavor, left over from the yeast I used on the winter warmer. This is a disruptive element, in a beer that I was really hoping would be bready and clean. It doesn’t make the beer undrinkable by any means, but I have to acknowledge that it’s a fly in the ointment.
So I’ll take that as a lesson to do keep my yeast as clean as I can-until its last use. Then, adjunct away!
Brew Date: 12/26/20
4lb Pilsner malt
3 lb Vienna
Fermentables: 3 lb dry extra light
1.5 oz N Brewer @ 60
.5 oz N Brewer @5
Yeast: Imperial House yeast, 3rd use