Bottling the Strawberry Summer Beer

A quick update…

I bottled the Strawberry Summer Beer with Angelos and guest homebrewer Jeff on Sunday. Final gravity was 1.010, giving this beer a final ABV of 4.5%, which is perfect for the style and a good yield for the lower starting gravity of 1.044.

The beer has a mild though distinct aroma and flavor of strawberry that does not intrude upon the light golden ale base. I think the oats I added softened the mouth feel up just enough, and perhaps took the potentially acidic edge off the berries. The beer is a bit murky still, but I’m hoping that much of that will fall out of suspension once the bottles are fully conditioned.

I’ll follow up next week with a tasting update. Need to test for carbonation, you know…

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