You are drinking... #6
Right — so, we were intending to brew a nice little festive offering for you to enjoy. A tasty Continental styled, red hued, ready-for-Christmas beer.
Granted we ran out of kegs — bad Santa! — but 1 out of 3 is not the best result. At least we think we got the tasty bit nailed. Less than 900 pints available for you to concur… or not.
So, in the face of a potentially grim January hold onto that festive spirit and enjoy this little late present.
It's made of
Same place as before — lovely, chalk hills fed, aquifer. Think hundreds of years of natural filtration.
English malts (Pale Ale) malted by Crisp Maltings — these maltsters have been around 140+ years so we recon they know what they’re doing, also Carared and Carapils malts from Germany.
Columbus from the USA and Pacific Gem from New Zealand, both with alpha acid composition % in the early/mid teens. All natural hop cones. We may have added a free sample of hops as well.
Continental Lager yeast — lazy little critter — it eventually started fermenting after a week.
We were a bit peeved-off with the lack of red hue — not enough Carared malt to do the job. We have had another crack at this — advance warning — next brew will hit 2 of the 3 objectives! Anyway this batch has been conditioned for 6 weeks and is good to go.
Well, you can see for yourself.
Likewise; just use your nose.
Up to you. Our tastebuds and preferences are all different anyway. It's meant to be a full flavoured Vienna Lager with a well-balanced flavour and clean after bitterness.
If you don't like it don't waste good time/energy/ingredients — maybe just give it to someone who will appreciate it.
No need for compliments or criticism — we didn't record how we made it so we can't change anything anyway. Just remember to enjoy, socialise, and feel good — it's what the beer is there for! Ho Ho Ho
P.S. we wrote this in red to prove we can get appearance right some time.