7 lb English Pale malt
8.5 oz Crystal 60
6 oz Wheat malt
[Mashed at 155F, sparged with 170F. Brewer's Friend
puts my efficiency at ~86%, so you may need to adjust accordingly]
4 lb Light DME [Briess]
.35 oz Amarillo [10.5%] - 60 min - 12 IBU*
.25 oz (~1/3c) Sweet gale/bog myrtle - 25 min**
1.5 lb Spruce tips - 10 min
~1/4c Sweet gale/bog myrtle**
12 oz Spruce tips
Part of my [finally complete] Game of Thrones brewing project [theme beers for each of the Great Houses]. This was one of my favourites, but is definitely an odd beer, and it's been rather polarising among my friends. It tastes of spruce [but not resiny at all] and sweet citrus, with some warmth from the alcohol [~8.8% ABV]. I'll be brewing another batch when the spruce tips come out this spring.
* Probably doesn't matter what hops, as long as they get you 12 IBU. Amarillo's just what I had in my fridge.
** My scale seemed very unreliable about weighing the leaves and twigs of the sweet gale, so I wound up using volume measurments. Got my sweet gale from Wild Weeds.
[Apologies for the image quality - haven't quite mastered photographing beer]