These are definitely yummy. They are full bodied and very tasty beers.
Keeping the British troops supplied with fresh beer out in the British East Indies proved to be a problem during the 19th Century. The lengthy journey by sailing ship caused the beers to spoil and a special brew therefore had to be supplied – India Pale Ale.
This was brewed to a high alcoholic strength to keep bacteria at bay during the voyage. Recreate India Pale Ale, brewed to the Troops Tipple at approximately 1041° strength or the Higher Ranks Reserve version in its higher strength form.
In the Highlands of Scotland, centuries ago, small breweries began producing rich, dark, hoppy ales know locally as “Heavy”. In addition “Light” beers were also brewed, known south of the border as Milds, but it was a pint of “Heavy” which typified the highlanders’ choice.
You can now recapture this distinctive rich bitter flavour, with its dark, malty brew, balanced by a generous helping of hops. To enjoy Highland Heavy Ale at its best it should be served at cellar temperature.
At the end of the 19th century a beer was brewed especially for the dockyard workers of the bustling Port of London. Docklands Porter was named after these strong men, who unloaded the cargoes of sailing ships and schooners berthed at the many wharves along the Thames.
Porter had a uniquely rich and satisfying flavour which quenched the thirst of dockers after long shifts loading and unloading vessels from around the world. You can now recapture the unique flavour of traditional Victorian Porters – a light hop character and full malt flavour under lie a rich colour, possible by the subtle use of the best roasted malts.
As Imperial Russia extended its territories into the Baltic States during the early 1780′s, Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russians fell in love with strong British Stout. Imperial Stout captures the essence of this truly classic beer, with its full body, rich black colour and distinctive dry bitterness.
Capped by a smooth, creamy head, it is a brew to be savoured, and enjoyed at its best when served chilled – approximately 5°C or 41°F.
Continental Pilsner embodies the full character of European lager style beers – light and delicate, yet richly satisfying. This beer preserves the delicate balance of natural hop bitterness with the sweetness of malt and is best served cold at about 5°C or 41°F.
In keeping with our Gold standard, by using the easy to follow brewing instructions, you will brew beers of the very highest quality – a quality which complies with the 15th Century German purity law – the “Reinheitsgebot”.
This fine Old English beer, rekindles the full bodied, rich ales of Victorian Britain. Enjoyed best when served at cellar temperature -13 °C, 56°F.
In keeping with this tradition, you can now recreate the taste enjoyed by Victorian England, with this excellent Old English Bitter – a taste which improves and matures with age, if you can bear to store a few bottles for six months or so!
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