Fest 2: The Lemoning

Second Fest ale of 2021, in glass on countertop in kitchen

Ed.: I know I missed Wednesday’s post, but last week had four so it all works out!

On this one, the malt-forward aspect is right there in the nose. Toasty and warm, it speaks well of the beer.

The flavor isn’t immediately apparent though. It actually behooves me to let this pint warm up, just a little, before continuing. Otherwise, the flavors are a bit muted-although there is a little kick of lemon on the end, thanks to the hops.

Doesn’t suck!

However, when the beer warms up a little, the toasted and caramel qualities step to the front and make this a very drinkable beer. The effervescence and lemon bit on the finish help keep things in check. Pretty good, even if I say so myself.

Brew date: 9/25/31

Steeping grains
4 lb Wintmalt Pale
3 lb Maris Otter
.33 lb special B
.66 lb Cara 30

Fermentables: 3 lb dry pils extract

Hops
@60 1oz Lemondrop, 3/4oz Fuggle
@5 1/4 oz Fuggle, 1/2 oz Lemondrop

Yeast: Imperial House (second use)

OG: 1.064

FG: 1.01

Bottled 10/2

ABV: 7.3%

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