This is the beer I brewed @forkedriver for (learn to brew day) Big Brew Day. It was supposed to be an English Special Bitter. Though, my efficiency was higher than usual, and being away from home, did not bring an adequate amount of hops to balance out the beer to style. When in passing, to non-brewers, I'd mentioned that I "screwed up" my brew, they ask "did you have to dump it?". Well of course not, it's still beer, I just mean that I didn't get exactly what I wanted out of it.
In this case, I intended to make an ESB, what I got is something with a taste, smell and mouthfeel amazingly close to Orval. Absolutely delicious. One amazing thing about this hobby is that a failure, can also mean a fantastic success.
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