This is pretty much the same recipe as a previous brew (Celebration or Sadness Stout), but that recipe didn’t turn out as planned. It had much lower mash conversion efficiency than expected and the beer turned out much lower in ABV than expected. This time, with more care in the mash process, I hit my numbers. This was brewed shortly before the Presidential Inauguration, and hence the name.
Sweet aroma of dark malt. Crisp bite of dark malt and hops. Then leaves palate fairly clear, before a mild lingering of malt taste comes in. Kind of like a new president coming in with a flurry of action and excitement, but then doesn’t leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth!
Brewed: 1/18/2021. Distributed: 2/18/2021.
ABV: 5.1%, IBU: 54
Malts: Maris Otter, Flaked Oats, Black Patent Malt, Melanoidin Malt, Roasted Barley.
Hops: Magnum, Chinook, Hallertau.
Yeast: White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale