Herbal Remedy #3

This version of the Herbal Remedy was intended to be quite similar to #1, but with orange and grapefruit zest added. I used Weyermann Pilsner instead of Crisp Pale Ale malt, but the same additions of honey, yarrow, St. Johns Wort, and half as much wormwood with Safale-05. However, the final product tastes quite different.

Instead of the slightly tart, lemony flavor of #1, this ale tastes more bread-like, with a peach note coming from the zest additions. The wormwood was still very apparent immediately after bottling but a few months of refrigerated aging dissipated most of the harshness. Shockingly, there’s still dried herb left so I can play around with these ingredients a bit more to see what comes of it.

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