I brewed this brown ale at the end of August and bottled on September 17th. Here is the recipe:
6 lbs Munton's Plain Light DME
1 lb Briess Caramel 80L
8 oz Munton's Chocolate Malt
.5 oz Nugget (60 min)
1 oz Kent Golding (30 min)
1 oz Fuggles (15 min)
1 oz Willamette (5 min)
Yeast: Danstar Nottingham
I carbed using about 3.4 oz of priming (corn) sugar.
I am trying to decide what is "off" with this beer. The carbonation is ok, head retention not so hot. Flavor wise, for lack of a better term seems flat. Not bad, not good...just there. No forward malt flavor, all background. Not hoppy bitter at all (probably the best aspect of it). Kind of drinks more like a 60 shilling scottish ale than a brown ale.
I think next time, I will throw a little roasted barley in there and maybe use a liquid yeast.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.