Spring Pale Ale

Spring pale ale in glass on desk

This pale has got grain in the nose; caramel from the C45 malt. That malt is doing a lot of work here, making a pale a bit less paley. The finish is pretty clean-the effervescence persistent through the beer, making for a good palate cleanse. Sparkly, but not sparky on the finish.

Again, for a beer that is being served well past it’s time, I’m not picking up a lot of stale elements. There is a solid hint of bitterness on the finish, which also helps balance out the sweeter qualities in the nose and initial impressions.

I’m having to drink this beer a little quickly though; it’s warming up too fast. I don’t want to drink it in the bottle-that will mix the yeast up and might give me more off flavors that this beer didn’t earn.
But it’s got a nice set of flavors going on. Not bad!

Brew Date: 3/20/21

Steeping grains
3lb Maris Otter
3lb Vienna
1 lb C45

Fermentables: 3 lb Dry Malt extract Pils

Hops
1 oz Amarrillo, .5 oz Bravo @60
.5 oz Bravo @30
1 oz Amarillo @ 5

Yeast: Imperial pub (3rd use)

OG: 1.064

FG: 1.015

Bottled 3/26/21

ABV: 6.6%

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