PORTER - IN THE FOREST
A traditional Bristol Porter with a Wiper and True touch. Aged on blackberries collected in Leigh Woods, and infused with blackcurrants, this beer has a subtle forest berry taste that complements the rich chocolate and soft roast flavours.
500 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 27/09/13 ・ BEST BEFORE: 26/09/14 ・ BATCH: 1
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1060 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1011 ・ IBU: 35
A spin off of our much loved Blackberry Porter, this beer is built on Maris Otter, with plenty of darker malts mixed in. Chocolate, Black and Brown malt lend dark cocoa and toasted nut flavours. In the blend we also have Crystal and Munich malt to encourage the balance between sweetness and the roasty characteristics of the darker 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.
The majority of the hop bill for In the Forest is Bramling Cross, one of our favourite British hops, famous for imparting notes of blackcurrant and gooseberry. We paired this with Magnum, a hop with herbaceous and earthy flavours. Between primary and secondary fermentation blackcurrants entered the mix, boosting the forest berry flavours.
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.
Red meat, strong Cheddar or a chunk of dark chocolate.
By Wiper and True at Ashley Down Brewery, Wathen Road, Bristol, BS6 5BY. Many thanks to Vince Crocker.
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.