The Beer Diaries Chapter 9: Smoked Cherry

Smoked Cherry was yet another of the BrooklynBrewShop creations which I brewed.  They noted that this one really starts to come together after 6 months in the bottle, so after popping a few in the weeks after bottling, I hid the rest of them on my basement shelf to age with my fine wines…

Today, almost 3 months after bottling, I opened another bottle of this Smoked Cherry, and the taste had definitely changed.  Whereas at first the cherry flavor (remember, I added frozen cherries at the end of the boil and left them in for 3 weeks of fermentation) was very subtle and the smoke less so, now it was reversed:  I was getting more cherry and less smoke.   I’ll start drinking these now, and if I have any left in 3 more months I’ll be sure to update the comments of this post.

Initial post is here.

Hopville recipe here.

OG:1.06

FG: 1.018

ABV: 5.6%

-KD

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