Fest Ale

Fest Ale in glass on table

There’s a caramel element in the nose but it isn’t overwhelming, which I dig. Also, there’s a fine, tiny bubbled, persistent head on this beer, which helps provide some olfactory elements all the way down. And that’s great.

The beer itself is…ok. I’m trying to make some adjustments, mentally because technically, this beer should be lagered. That means lager yeast, and lager time-months, cold conditioning, for a brighter, clearer beer than I’ve made.

But for an ale take on the style, it’s malty, not too sweet, and well carbonated. That’s pretty good!

Brew date: 9/4/21

Steeping grains
4 lb 2 Row
3.5 lb Vienna
.5 Caramel 30

Fermentables: 3 lb Pils dry malt extract

@60 1oz Hallertau, Mittlefruh
@5 1oz Hallertau, Mittlefruh

Yeast: Imperial’s House

OG: 1.069

FG: 1.01

Bottled 9/12

ABV 8%

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