- Oct 17, 2018
- Reaction score
Wait, wait, wait - back up just a minute there...The flavour is bready, toasty with a healthy dose of spice from the Saaz
What do you mean it tastes of "spice"? What does that actually mean?
Don't worry, I'm not picking on you - it's just I see "spice" thrown around quite a lot in brewing - particularly Belgian yeasts, but also hops - and I'm never really sure what's meant. I wonder if you can expand a bit on what you mean?
To me, spice = chilli, but I guess that's not what you mean.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, cardamom, cumin - they're all spices too. So what are we talking about?
(I will add, after a bit of kitchen experimenting a few months ago I learned that the flavour I associate with Belgian beers that I'm not keen on is clove. And also don't chew cloves that are 5 years past their sell by date)