Bottled this monday, two days later showing signs of healthy conditioning. Tastes great has a very traditional bitter edge but the hops shine through in the finish. Indian Bitter? New style? hmm. not quite an IPA not quite an ESB. maybe ESPA? Regardless, the nose is malty and dry with a tinge of that brewers gold smell. From the lip to the tongue you get a dry, earthy start to a smooth session middle to that nice bitter bite, but not enough to make you think its an IPA or an ESB. It fits the BCJP guidelines for ESB and for EnglishIPA. so i don’t know.
Colonel Thomas Cadmus,Revolutionary war hero, Lived in Bloomfield, NJ. His house is Located at 223 Ashland Ave near the border of Glen Ridge. His sons became architects and civic leaders. This is actually a nod to his father who was a puritan settler coming from New Amsterdam to the First mountain region near the Pesayack river. Thomas, born in Franklin (now Nutley) once had George Washinton as a house guest and seeing as how ales were served and brewed in house at that time, you can bet Mr. Washington and Mr. Cadmus practiced the daily sacrament of drinking a living ale. Hence, CADMUS DAILY BREAD, due to his puritan roots and his well laid roots in my hometown almost 200 years ago.
CADMUS DAILY BREAD, english ipa #0004/volume 1
GRAINS:4 oz Weyermann smoked
4 oz Crisp Crystal 45l
FERMENTABLES: 1.3 lbs Liquid Amber Extract
HOPS: Brewers Gold %aa .2 0z @ 45,30,15 min.
DRY HOP: Brewers Gold %aa .2oz 4 days prior to bottling
5.8-6.7% I had broken my hydrometer so i’m relying on beer calculus for this.
A target OG would be 1.o78-1.o73
Dry hop 6/23/11
Bottle 6/27/11 -6 12oz and one 22 oz