Forgot to report that our ESB is by far the best thing we’ve made. So good, in fact, that we went through the five-gallon keg of it like lightning this past Friday. We did, of course, have to measure out this consumption scientifically:
Our research confirms that it’s a light, easy-drinking beer with an ABV of around
4.2 3.2%. Nice hop notes, but not too much of anything overpowering. Best enjoyed without sleeves. It really did turn out well, broken thermometer and all, so well that we think it’s better than the 5 Seasons Copperhead ESB that we tried earlier in the night. The only problem so far in the kegged version is a noticeable lack of head retention, something that thanks to Bob at Beer Necessities we’re going to try and fix by throwing some malto-dextrose into the boil next time around. OR we could leave it alone…it works really well in a syringe as is.