Winter ale

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  1. Nov 30, 2019 #41

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    Stuck at 1020 after 3 weeks. I've just given it a stir and moved somewhere a bit warmer. Fingers crossed it gets going again.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2019 #42

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    Mine made it to 1016 but didnt go any lower over the next week so I batch primed and bottled.
    Haven't had one yet as still carbing but the little taste I had when I was bottling was really good, I'm sure there was hints of raisans,apples cinnamon and liquorice, really tasty.
    On offer again at wilko at the moment £15. Great value for a 2 can kit.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2019 #43

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    Just bottled my second one in four weeks, both finished at 1.019. Quite a few of the first batch have gone, very nice indeed, first one took 26 days and the second 18 days so you just have to wait!
     
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    Hi winter ale is bloody lovely
    Give it a go am sure you’ll Agree
     
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  5. Dec 8, 2019 #45

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    1. I never thought of that terrym...:?:
    2. I bottled this beer 18 days ago but after letting it carbonate for 2 weeks couldn't wait any longer for a taste,so after a few days in the cold garage I just had to sample one. Dark plum in colour ,the spice aroma which was strong at bottling has now mostly receeded, leaving just a hint of fruit and cinnamon. The beer itself has a rich mouthfeel with dark fruits,plum,liquorice and almost oak and rum flavours(maybe I imagined the rum?), its delicious, but because the flavours are so well balanced nothing overpowers anything else. Its a great tasting,well rounded porter style ale,mine came out at 5.2% and I'll definitely be doing this kit again.athumb..athumb..athumb.. IMG_20191208_125250.jpg
     
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    I've just had a look, it's £20 now and out of stock!
     
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    Hi Pete9586, The offers at Wilko seem to be on for a few days then gone.
     
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    Went to Wilko today offers are finished.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2019 #51

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    I'm going to my local Wilko tomorrow to have a look.
     
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    Trust me the Winter Ale is worth £20.00
     
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    Happy to pay £20 if they've got some.
     
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    Does it have a Homebrew Twang?
     
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    Absolutely not!
     
  16. Dec 10, 2019 #56

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    Its really really good..:beer1:
     
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    Lucky me. Got the last one on the shelf, £20.

    Happy boy !!!
     
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    Is it a bitter or stout?
     
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    bitter, in a stout style
     
  20. Dec 11, 2019 #60

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    Yes I didn't see the picture looks very dark like stout, if it's good and quick I may chuck one on. Ta
     

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