Friday, May 22, 2009

My American Mild

I based my American Mild on Pride & Joy from Three Floyds since its an American version of a British Mild which is exactly the style of beer I was looking for. I still don't have any Pride & Joy to compare it to (Cory? Jeff?) but my attempt at brewing a session beer turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I was little concerned about the flavour when I was bottling as the bitter grapefruit flavour was much stronger and more prevalent then I thought it would be. However, after over a month in the bottle, it has smoothed right out. There is still a grapefruit flavour with a slight bitterness up front, but it's soft and fades out in the finish. Its not harsh or biting as I worried it would be. Its got a great mouthfeel with head retention all the way to the bottom of the glass. Its hard not to drink this beer quickly, but you can if you want to since the ABV is only 4.2%. The aroma is a little light though and I'd like to get that cranked up a notch in the next batch. Regardless of how it ends up comparing to Pride & Joy, its pretty much what I was looking for in a session beer. With some very minor tweaking, this could become my house beer.

1 comment:

Matt Whiteside said...

I sure would like to see your recipe on that Mild.