2.3 v/v C02
Usual category in competition:
Extra Special Bitter
Pale, Maris Otter, Carapils, Dark Munich, Medium Crystal, Special B, Chocolate
Millenium, Challenger, Fuggle, East Kent Goldings
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.
Roasted meats, BBQ, burgers, moles, rich cheeses.