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AMBER ALE - IN THE PINES 
5.3% ABV

Nectarous rich malts play host to the famously complex Simcoe and Mosaic hops in this Amber Ale. With warm stone fruit, citrus and distinctly piney flavours, there’s a lot to enjoy.

 

BATCH 1

500 ML BOTTLES  ・  BOTTLED ON: 07/05/13  ・ BEST BEFORE: 06/11/13  ・
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1.054  ・  FINAL GRAVITY: 1.014  ・  IBU: 35

                                                                                   

 BATCH 2

  500 ML BOTTLES  ・ 30LTR KEG  ・ BOTTLED ON: 07/08/13  ・ BEST BEFORE: 06/02/14  ・
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1.054  ・  FINAL GRAVITY: 1.014  ・  IBU: 35

 

 BATCH 3

  500 ML BOTTLES  ・ 30LTR KEG  ・ 41LTR CASK ・ BOTTLED ON: 19/12/13  ・ BEST BEFORE: 18/06/14  ・
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1.054  ・  FINAL GRAVITY: 1.014  ・  IBU: 35

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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 Melanoiden malts, which add a lovely warm sweetness, intensify the maltiness of the beer and lend that deep reddish hue. 

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.  

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The hops in this beer are hops very close to our heart. Simcoe has been a long standing favourite at Wiper and True for quite some time, due to it's gorgeous piney, plummy and citrus like characteristics. 

We then took a punt on the new kid on the block - Mosaic. Mosaic is the daughter of Simcoe (with a hop called Nugget as a father) and is fast becoming revered by craft brewers in the States. It's called Mosaic because of it's multitude of flavours and aromas, all combining to create a wonderful, big picture. It's known for citrus, floral notes, pine, earthiness, tropical fruits... the lot!


YEAST

Fermented with a blend of Safale S-05


BOTTLE CONDITIONED

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.


BREWED

At Cheddar Ales, Winchester Farm, Draycott Road, Cheddar, BS27 3RP.  Many thanks to Jem, Richard and Xav for their help, commitment and making the brew and bottling days so much fun.


STORAGE

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. 

 


CLOUDY?

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.