Steep Trail

Amber Ale

1/2bbl1/6bbl6-Pack22oz.
 

OG:

  1.055  

FG:

  1.012  

ABV:

  5.6%  

IBU:

  low 40s 

Carbonation:

  2.3 v/v C02

Usual category in competition:  

Extra Special Bitter

Malts:  

Pale, Maris Otter, Carapils, Dark Munich, Medium Crystal, Special B, Chocolate

Hops:  

Millenium, Challenger, Fuggle, East Kent Goldings

Yeast:  

House English strain

The base malt of pale malt is blended with an amount of Maris Otter for a more nutty pale malt character. The dark Munich and medium crystal give the beer toffee/caramel sweetness, while the special B is for undertones of dark fruit (plums/raisins). 

The chocolate malt is for color and the carapils is for body and residual mouthfeel. 

Challenger hops have a slight currant aroma and flavor. Fuggles (tea and earthiness) are the consummate blending hop for English ales with Goldings (flowery/lemony). 

Moderately high fermentation temperatures (72 degrees) allow for the release of fruity aroma compounds (esters). This is our take on an ESB -think Fullers- with a west coast attitude. 

Suggested Pairings:

Roasted meats, BBQ, burgers, moles, rich cheeses.