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Society of Beer Drinking Ladies Brew 0002

Vanilla Orchid Brown Ale 5%
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Tasting Notes

  • Style: English Brown Ale w/vanilla rooibos tea
  • OG: 13 Plato
  • IBU: 20
  • SRM: 18
  • Carbonation: 2.4 Volumes (medium-low)
  • Malts: Pale, golden naked oats, medium crystal, double-roasted crystal, pale chocolate
  • Hops: East Kent Goldings
  • Yeast: Escarpment English Ale (same as Best)
  • Extras: 1 g/L of teAlchemy vanilla orchid rooibos tea added directly to the FV after primary fermentation (like a dry hop)
  • Aroma: Earthy tones with a dark cherry note in back with a whiff of vanilla
  • Appearance: Light brown/tan with streaks of honey-coloured orange in the light. Hazy with short-lived white head.
  • Taste: Oatmeal raisin cookies, cherry cola, with an earthy/herbaceous and somewhat spicy note and hint of vanilla on the finish. Slightly sweet with a small amount of balancing bitterness. Complex.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-high body with medium-low carbonation. Feels full on the palate without being cloying. Slight astringency in the finish drys the palate and encourages another sip.
  • Overall Impression: An interesting, complex, fruity brown ale.
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