Blimey's Southern English Brown Ale
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Recipe: Blimey's SEBA
Style: Southern English Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.37 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 23.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 18.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.25 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 65.63 %
1.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 18.75 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 6.25 %
0.50 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 6.25 %
0.25 lb Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.13 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 18.0 IBU
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 8.00 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 2.50 gal of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F
I did not make a starter for this beer, but probably should have. My efficiency was high and actually ended up with an OG of 1.046.
My quick and dirty (and brutally honest) review:
Appearance: Carbonation is fairly accurate for the style, with the beer pouring a deep brown color. This beer is fairly opaque with hints of lighness on the edges of the tapered glass that I'm drinking it from.
Aroma: This beer is all about malt. There is a malty sweetness and a rich caramel aroma present in the nose. No hop aroma is detectable.
Palate: The caramel sweetness and overall maltiness continue in the front of the palate. Only a faint hint of hops can be tasted. Finishes somewhat dry, which compliments the maltiness very well for a nice clean finish and overall impression.
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