Daleside Old Winters Tale
Tweaking around with it on the day and getting everyone to smell my spice mixture made it all the more enjoyable, and we are glad of the results.
A mixture of spices on a bed of Willamette hops
Brewing scedule for the week
Transfer to the FV, where the magic of fermentation really begins
But enough of the brewing highlights. Now for the important bit...
This sample was taken from a plastic polypin set up in the brewery but I will be hunting out the properly conditioned stuff from a hand pull in the near future. I find the spice influence moves more towards the background as it ages and it's nicely balanced. Medium to full bodied dominated by dark currant like winter fruit, figs, subtle nutmeg spice and a touch of roast malt bitterness over a bready rounded malt texture. I'm quite happy with it and so was my homie co-worker Col (below), who gave it a thumbs up.
Col (On day release)