The other night I got around to bottling my Dirty Blond, and grabbed a taste of my gravity sample. The recipe this beer can be found here. Here is my final haul from this batch.
I get some malt and hops in the nose no real signs of smokiness from the smoked malt. I am also getting so hints of vanilla. The hop smell has an earthy aroma which I was expecting from using all kent goldings
It is an interesting taste very clean on the front end. I am tasting a bit of the smokiness on the back end with the hops. At the moment the hops are a bit too much to make this really balanced but this should lessen with some time in the bottle. I am also tasting a bit of bourbon which I was not expecting. Over all this pretty interesting and I like it. It is clean and pretty refreshing I think carbonated and cooled after about 3 more weeks it should be a really nice beer. I will hold off final judgement until then but at the moment I think I will add more smoked malt in the future. It tastes really good but I was wanting a bit more pronounced smokey character. I am excited for a full tasting in about 3 weeks