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Festival Old Suffolk Strong Ale

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Woody character comes through with a good level of dryness and well balanced sweetness

Approx abv 6% With the addition of Boadicea Hops



Woody character comes through with a good level of dryness and well balanced sweetness

Approx abv 6% With the addition of Boadicea Hops

Customer Reviews

Watch the hops Review by Paul

After returning to brewing as a seasoned full mash brewer I thought i'd try one of the Festival kits. I am well impressed!! so much so that I have tried three of them, first off, the Golden Stag.

This is a good brew for the summer. Very refreshing and tasty. I brew for the barrel (King Keg) and the results have been superb but may seem a little hoppy for many.

I recognise that it is the hops which impart the citrus (grapefruit) overtones but next time I will reduce the amount added by 25%. Next up I had a go at the Suffolk. A malty taste with plenty of hop flavour. A good beer for the autumn/ winter months.

Lastly i tried the Pilgrims Hope. Another satisfying brew, very much a traditional IPA - very well hopped. Now - I simultaneously brewed Woodfordes Wherry which I found much less hoppy, very much on a par with draught Bass. With two barrels on the go I found that I had a hoppy IPA, A malty Bass type Brew and , by mixing the two ½ and ½ I found I had a well balanced Bitter, not to dissimilar to Spitfire.

If I had any criticism I would say that the Festival kits tend to be overly hoppy and in future I will be reducing the amount added by 25 - 50%. See what you think. My tastebuds may be different but all in all these kits produce good beers on a par and often exceeding those found at your local

(Posted on 21/04/2014)
Dark Brooding Velvety Goodness Review by tom

This is an epic beer. The kit is very well presented, with tasting notes on the box, clear concise instructions, and all ingredients neatly packaged.

I took the view that as this is an expensive kit, I wouldn't mess about with it, and I followed the instructions exactly.

Brewed in summer, it fermented in about 5 days, which is quick when you consider there is a total of 4 kgs in the mix. Kegged in August, it is now Jan and I have about 10 pints left.

Sods law, it is now at its best, absolutely delicious. So, be patient with this one, give it plenty of time in the bottle/keg, to properly reach its considerable potential.

I'm planning to brew another batch in Feb/March, keg it, and forget about it until early December. Epic. (Posted on 21/01/2014)

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