Originally Posted by NervousDad
Yooper thank you, that is the exact flavor (raisiny) that my wife doesn't like, but we couldn't put our finger on it in (DFH 60 minute and Stone pale ale). I will definitely back off the crystal then
If you don't like raisiny, stay away from darker crystals!
But the DFH 60 minute doesn't have dark crystal malt, it has more of an "amber malt" taste to it.
Crystal 40L is sweet and a good crystal for IPAs and APAs. You could go as high as 60L without raisin (more toffee than raisin) but you may find that your wife likes crystal 20L as the majority of the crystal, with a hint of 40L or 60L for complexity.