This nose is excellent; rising dough, very bready.
The malt is very forward in this beer, too. There’s a bit of that rye spice on the finish, which takes the place of any real hop bitterness. That’s fine-I was going for a situation where I’d get to pick up on the rye malt!
It’s a really drinkable ale, I think. But I think this would be well complimented with some salty snacks; roasted nuts being the thing that really comes to mind. I feel ilke this beer could stand up to some hearty foods, too-definitely a good ‘reset the palate’ beer for food.
Definitely revisiting this one.
Brew Date: 10/23/22
2.5 Maris Otter
.5 Spring Rye
1 lb Barke Vienna
Fermentables: 4 lb ExLME
1 oz East Kent Goldings, 1 zo Ekuanot @60
1oz Ekuanot @5
Yeast: Imperial Flagship (3rd use)
Additions: 1/2 tsp Gypsum to boil
1/2 tsp Irish moss (at flameout)