8# Crisp Marris Otter
1# Crystal 40L
5 oz Cara Red
2 oz Roasted Barley
1/2 oz East Kent Goldings, 7.2%, @ 60m
1/2 oz East Kent Goldings, 7.2% @ 15m
1 Tablet Whirl-floc, @ 15m
Wyeast 1028 - London Ale yeast
This is a nice, easy-to-drink, smooth ale. Nice flavor that ends in just a touch of roastiness. My only regret is that it doesn't have a nice reddish color - it's more the color of a normal ale, but my mouth is color-blind so it doesn't really matter! This keg is going very quickly.
Since this was so easy and smooth to drink, I'm actually thinking of using this as a base for a spruce ale later in the year. I have a couple of big ziplocks of young spruce tips in the freezer that are itching to be used. Any thoughts on this?