From the HBD Archive
From: bagend! (Jan Isley)
Subject: Nuts in beer
Date: 1992-02-25 01:05:55 GMT

> From: Lee J. Slezak <slezakl@atlantis.CS.ORST.EDU>
> Subject: Results of Hazel-Nuts in Beer
> Most people seemed to think that due to the oils in the nuts that
> I would have a problem with head retention.

I did not think to test this with my almond beer because barbarian
that I am, I drank them from the bottle.

> Well I had no problem with head retention, but there was very
> little if any of a hazel-nut like taste.

It may have been a placebo effect, but I think in my brew, bottles
with almonds in them tasted nuttier than those without. I put 3
almonds in each of 12 bottles in a 5 gallon batch of light brown ale.
Finding an almond in the bottom of your bottle is tastier than finding
a worm. :)
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