Nice golden brown nutty color with decent head retention and a clean aroma but lacking hop or malt complexity. This is soft on the palate with noticeable bright carbonation somewhat at odds with the style sought. It has a very pleasant malt character on the middle but the finish comes across as a touch bitter.
I followed a Brooklyn Brew recipe and increased the Columbus hops in the blend, as well as adding oats in lieu of CaraPils. This recipe will be refined by the third iteration. 5.4% alc/vol.