What's brewing? 6/27/06
Yesterday we bottled the amber ale, adding 1 1/4 cup amber DME for bottling sugar. Final gravity was 1.014 - right about where it should be. Since the original gravity was 1.055, this beer will have about 5.5% alcohol (by volume).
For me it's still difficult to have a sense of what the conditioned (carbonated, matured) beer will be like, just from tasting it at the time of bottling. This one seemed a little... blah... although the body was good and the allspice did impart a nice hint of clove. Who knows, once it's rested in the bottles for a month or so and had a chance to carbonate it may turn out very well.