Ladies and gentlemen, the day has arrived.
Tonight, I cracked open another bottle of this batch, and all I can say is - WOW!
The harshness, the funkiness are gone. The spiciness is a little more subdued; suddenly, the sweetness and fruitiness are very much evident... but the finish is slightly dry, which really makes you want to take another sip.
It is amazing how this beer has dramatically changed while aging. I have to wonder why there is a contingent on this forum who rolls their eyes at those who advocate patience and aging.
It may be ever so slightly different from the commercial beer, but that is not a bad thing by any stretch - this is definitely an excellent beer. It is time to label and start sharing.
I am so proud of how this has turned out, and am very appreciative to Revvy for researching this and then being kind enough to share this recipe. I will definitely keep this quality beer on hand.
If you care to read, I compiled my tasting notes on my blog
- blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator
and the beer calorie calculator
Fermenting: Yorkshire square brown ale
Bottled: Belgian golden strong ale, Yorkshire square brown ale, Leffe Blonde clone, imperial nut brown ale