AMBER ALE - IN THE GROVES
500 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 05/07/13 ・ BEST BEFORE: 04/01/14 ・ BATCH: 1
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1.054 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1.014 ・ IBU: 40
The malt bill for this beer consists mostly of pale malt called Maris Otter, regarded as one of the finest brewing malts in the world. This is set off with generous quantities of Munich and Crystal malts, which add sweetness, and torrified wheat to keep the head white and fluffy.
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
This Amber Ale boasts subtle fruit and pine flavours with a smooth malt presence. Brewed with our firm favourite Amarillo hop, alongside the pear and apple notes of our stylish newcomer, Calypso.
Fermented with Safale S-05
This beer is bottle conditioned. This means that instead of filtering all the yeast out of the beer and injecting CO2 to make it fizz, we keep the yeast in and let the beer go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It's the same process Champagne makers use. It creates it’s own natural carbon dioxide resulting in a light fizz that we think is a more refined texture and mouthfeel. The beer is alive. It is unfiltered, un-fined and unpasteurized.
The process does leave some yeast sediment in the bottom, so pour in one smooth motion if you want to leave it in the bottle.
At Ashley Down Brewery. Many thanks to Vince Crocker at Ashley Down who has been an inspiration and support over the last few months.
Store upright in a cool dark place. Serve chilled and don't age - those crazy Mosaic hops need to be tasted as fresh as possible.
We use the finest ingredients possible and avoid any unnecessary chemicals or processing aids. We do not pasteurize, filter or clear our beers with synthesised chemicals. The result is that they don’t always have perfect clarity, but we feel this is a sacrifice worth making for keeping anything unnatural out of our beer.
This beer is vegan friendly.