So, this brown has all the flavor characteristics I want; chocolate on the nose, which ribbons through the beer, with a hint of coffee near the finish. The ABV could be lighter- but that’s fixable.
What I’m happy about is that I finally got the visual element correct. This beer isn’t quite translucent but it will allow light through, and I absolutely get a sense of how bright the beer is.
And I did it, because instead of using a pound or a pound and a half of chocolate malt (for flavor!) I pulled back to just a half pound. I wonder if a quarter-pound would be better. I’ve been trying to get there for years and I’m finally accepting that sometimes, less is more.
I’m excited about it.
Brew Date: Nov 7, 0021
7 lb Pale
.5 lb chocolate
Fermentables: 4 lb pils liquid malt
@60 1oz East Kent Goldings, .25 oz Fuggle
@10 .75 oz Fuggle
Yeast: Imperial’s Tartan (3rd use)