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

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

Yeast: Imperial’s House

OG: 1.069

FG: 1.01

Bottled 9/12

ABV 8%

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.