What are you drinking tonight 2021?

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stubrewworx

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Saison. 10 days in the bottle, which dropped clear almost instantly but has some chill haze. I was unsure what to expect because 1, I haven't had a saison in a long time, 2, fermenting temp was high end for belle saison and 3, lots of residue around the bottles, shoulder etc. I was thinking i may not have rinsed them enough.

Atm I think it's just like a Belgian ale?

Now, do I risk more drink for the match and take the early start to work?

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A tasty beer swap from @Hazelwood Brewery . Irish stout is
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👌🏼. It had a lovely tanned head but it disappeared very quickly. Lovely chocolatey aroma. It has a medium carbonation which is nice with the low ABV just over 4% the body is light but it has enough mouthfeel so it doesn't taste thin. It's very easy drinking and refreshing. Smooth chocolate flavours with light roast. Very nice beer👏🏼👌🏼
 

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250?
Who are your ancestors?
Dunedain?
(Sorry, Lord of the Rings reference)
Yes 250! 😂 Assuming you looked at the pictures!

Oh I wouldn’t have known it was LOTR if you hadn’t have said. I don’t watch films, especially that kind lol.
 

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Any good? I wouldn't mind taking a shot at that recipe sometime.
I based this on recipe posted by darrellm on 11/07/20 in a thread on HPA. I used 2kg of MO and 2kg of low colour pale malt to keep it pale rather than golden but it still finished up darker than HPA. I also used Wilko Gervin (Nottingham) yeast as I was having to ferment in a cool place as opposed to the recommended Liberty Bell plus I like a firm sediment. The result is one of the clearest beers I have ever brewed and very pleasant though not as subtle or flowery as HPA. I am happy to achieve an approximation and my deviations from the recipe plus deficiencies in skill are sufficient to explain a result different to that originally intended.
 

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After a lack luste performance from Harry Kane & Co, time to pin my hopes on something more reliable.

This solid West Indian Porter from @dave_77 is a treat for the taste buds.

A deceptive pour with little obvious carbonation that builds up to leave a medium tan head.

Served around 14 degrees the initial aroma was thin, maybe a slight hint of chocolate and brown sugar. The noticeable bitterness was hard to place at first, hop bitterness or roasted barley?

I let this attractive beer stand a while to warm up a couple of degrees. There's a hint of chocolate malt in the aroma and a detectable brown malt flavour but I can't detect anything from the yeast, yes, the yeast stays out of the way - this is all about the malt!
The extra warmth shows this porter off nicely. The chocolate flavour is there throughout but smooth too. A small hint of the 6.2% alcohol coats the tongue, nice body though not sweet, so probably not a British yeast? An assertive dry bitterness is definitely from hops. The malts are smooth and well balanced though detectable in their own right - brown and chocolate malts reveal themselves equally. Later the chocolate takes over both in aroma and flavour, and finally a slight fruity finish from the hops arrives just before the last couple of mouthfuls, evidently due to the rise in temperature.

It's been a pleasure, thanks @dave_77
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That's on my brew list. It's spot on, how's it tasting
Caramelly and full bodied. I'd brew it again tomorrow if I had everything in stock except I'd like to try it with spicy Saaz instead of Hersbrucker to see how it offsets the caramel flavours.
 

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Caramelly and full bodied. I'd brew it again tomorrow if I had everything in stock except I'd like to try it with spicy Saaz instead of Hersbrucker to see how it offsets the caramel flavours.
Sold I need to order some stuff. I will report back on how I get on. 👍
 

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