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PORTER - BRIGHT
6.5% ABV

 

A Porter to suit the warmer months, this brown ale has gentle chocolate and roast flavours paired with a bright fruity zing from the hops. A refreshing dark beer. 

500 ML BOTTLES  BOTTLED ON: 27/03/13  BEST BEFORE: 26/03/14  BATCH: 1   
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1061  FINAL GRAVITY: 1011    IBU: 20

Transient

We created the malt bill for this beer with the summer in mind, so we toned down the really roasty flavours and upped the more refreshing malts like Maris Otter Pale malt and Munich. To this we added Crystal, Chocolate (pale and dark) and black malt. 

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 staple hop of this beer is one of our favourite British hops called Bramling Cross, famous for imparting notes of blackcurrant and gooseberry. We paired this with a lovely hop from across the pond called Amarillo, which we added late in the boil and dry hopped to give those lovely orangey and earthy aromas. The idea was to give this dark drink some fresh, bright, hoppyness. 

 

YEAST

Fermented with a blend of Safale S-04 and US-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 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. 

 

TRY WITH

Rich meats, strong cheeses or British hedgerow fruits.

 

BREWED

Brewed by Wiper and True at Abbey Ales in Bath. Many thanks to Martin for being so accommodating and squeezing us in. 

 

STORAGE

Store upright in a cool dark place. It is ready to drink now but will also improve with age. 

 

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.