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Which ales age best and how

If you’ve read our last article you will have learnt a bit about how your ales are aging, the question becomes what should you age and how? Keep in mind that these are general rules, it is not uncommon that you find a beer that goes against the rules. Most will fall in line but that shouldn’t stop you trying different things. The first thing to remember is that unlike wines, ales don’t need years of aging. Though It is not unheard of that a very dark and alcoholic stout can be kept for years to become amazing, for most you really don’t need more than 6 months to 1 year. And a year is pushing it for many. It is certainly always worth experimenting with a bottle and seeing how good it gets aft

How different ales age - What to look out for in your Homebrew

We’ve talked about how long you should keep your ale before, while many would guess that longer is better that is no always the case. Some is better kept a year while others are better to drink very soon. But what is actually happening to the ale? As a general rule, malty ales are better at aging than hoppy ales. Though there is more to it than that. Malty ales are helped by the high amount of residual sugars, this allows more or new flavours to be made over time. Of course more or new isn’t always better.While in a year there might be more change it could be that at 6 months the ale hits its best point. Hoppy ales on the other hand simply don’t last, the hoppy flavours are broken down. Alth

Introducing Saisonneir’s ale

Today we have another new kit for you to try. Saisonneir's ale is a Belgian ale with a strong malty flavour and a little orange zest. It i certainly one of our more unique beers, but is also very refreshing when served chilled. You can check it out here, or read our description below. A light and easy to drink ale. While not overly sweet, it is full of fruity flavour with a little spice to quench your thirst. Originating from Wallonia (the southern French speaking part of Belgium), Saison was a drink for farm hands (Saisonniers) as they worked in the fields. Variations exist for many different types of workers, like Grisette for miners in the Hainutt province. But despite different names the

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