I had a lot of concerns with this in the first week after it was bottled. There was a cloying sweetness in the background that was unpleasant. Having never used Munich malt before I can only assume that was what the sweetness was. Over the following weeks the sweetness began to fade. The overall malt flavor came up. The hop aroma and flavor became more pronounced. After 3 weeks in the bottle the aroma had matured to the pine forest level I describe in the video. The same also applies to the pine flavor.
This turned out to be a great beer that I will definitely be brewing again.
You can view the full brew day video for this one here.
- Color and Appearance
- Medium Amber
- Slightly Hazy
- Good rocky head retention
- Fast rising carbonation
- Pine and spruce with hints of citrus
- Low to medium malt
- Grapefruit esters
- No detectable alcohol
- Pine with hints of grapefruit
- Moderate to aggressive bitterness
- Medium malt
- Mouth Feel
- Low to no astringency
- Medium body
- Full carbonation
- Medium finish
Updated 4/1/18 09:03 AM. A previous version of this story referenced honey malt when it should have been Munich malt.