PORTER - IN THE FOREST
A Porter to suit the warmer months, this brown ale has been crammed with fresh seasonal blackberries, picked by Mr Wiper and family in Leigh Woods. Blackcurrants were added before bottling, leaving that
500 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 27/09/13 ・ BEST BEFORE: 26/09/14 ・ BATCH: 1
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1060 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1011 ・ IBU: 35
The aim of this beer was for a light and seasonal Porter. So we toned down some of the super roasty malts and crafted this beer with a higher proportion of Maris Otter Pale and Munich malt. We then used some of our favourite toasted and kilned malts like Crystal, Chocolate (pale and dark) and Black malts.
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.
Bramling Cross heads up the hop bill for this fruity Porter, offering a light bitterness to complement the roast flavours from the darker malts. Magnum was added later in the boil to add aroma and herbaceous tones to the sharp berry flavours of the forest fruits.
Fermented with a blend of Safale S-04 and US-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 its 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.
Rich meats, strong cheeses and dark chocolate.
Brewed by Wiper and True at Abbey Ales, Camden Row, Bath, BA1 5LB. Many thanks to Martin for being so accommodating and squeezing us in.
Store upright in a cool dark place. It is ready to drink now but will also improve with age.
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.