|So happy to have my keg system back!|
Here's the basic rundown so those tasting it--or those who might not get to--know what to expect from it. As you can see from the picture, it is a nice golden beer with a brilliant white head that is rather thick and frothy. Head dissipates into a ring of foam but leaves some de-lovely lacing. Aroma is lovely Willamette hops...but I wish it were a little bit stronger...oh well, we'll do some dry/keg hops next time. Flavor is earthy and floral, with the Willamette hops dominating a lot of the profile. I really like their character; it's like if hops of the delicious East Kent Golding variety had just a touch of that American Northwest pine/citrus hop flavor and aroma, which is really quite nice. Hop flavor gives way to a nice biscuity malt flavor that comes only from Maris Otter, no specialty malts. Yeast profile is damn near perfect and leaves a nice residual sweetness that balances out the hop bitterness very well. At just around 4% ABV, this is a great session beer, too. Easy drinking for sure. Anyway, that was just a quick rundown...I'll post a real review sometime in the near future, near because I don't see this batch lasting long.
|Stairs make for great gravitational siphoning into kegs!|