Ebulum

Ebulum

Elderberry Black Ale

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Elderberry ale has formed part of Celtic tradition since it was introduced by Welsh druids in the 9th century, where the ale was passed around the people of the village during the Autumn festival. Our recipe was taken from a 16th century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands and is brewed with roasted barley & chocolate malt, then infused with elderberries to deliver a dark, rich, fruity beer with a strong single hop aroma and satisfying bitter conclusion.

Tasting Notes

See

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Colour

Make yourself comfortable in a well-lit room. Pour your beer into a glass and take a good, long look.

Describe what you see. Is it clear or cloudy? Does the foam on the head stick around or quickly dissipate? Is that foam "rocky" or "fluffy" and how would you describe its colour? Does the foam leave "lace" on the glass as you sip the beer? And the bubbles? Tight and champagne-like or larger and more bulbous?

Finally, colour: Use as many words as you want to describe it.

Black
Smell

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Aroma

Did you know the sense of smell accounts for about 80% of flavor perception?

Okay, here we go: Let your freshly-poured glass of beer breathe for a few moments. Now, give it a few brief sniffs. Swirl the glass a bit—like you’ve seen wine-buffs do—and have another whiff. Look past the obvious "smells like beer" responses. What other aromas are you getting? Maybe toasted malts, piney hops, maybe ester-and-phenol-producing yeast? Fruit? Spices?

Chocolate, Coffee, Berries and Roasted Malts
Taste

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Taste

Now that you have visually inspected your beer & described its aroma, you can engage in tasting. Remember that tasting is about the transition of flavors from the first sip contact through the finish.

Allow the beer to coat the inside of your mouth. Allow the liquid to run the full gamut of your tongue and hit all those taste bud areas, importantly, the bitterness receptors at the back of the tongue.

Now, describe the length, intensity and quality of the finish.

Malty, Roast Malt, Full, Bitter and Elderberries
Bitterness
1.5
Sweetness
2

Brew Sheet

Style
Elderberry Black Ale
ABV ?

Brewer's Lingo

ABV

ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume. It is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

6.5%
IBUs ?

Brewer's Lingo

IBUs

IBUs stands for International Bittering Units. We use the IBU scale to measure of the bitterness of beer, which is provided by the hops used during brewing.

The bittering effect is less noticeable in beers with a high quantity of malt, so a higher IBU is needed in heavier beers to balance the flavor.

18
OG ?

Brewer's Lingo

OG

OG stands for Original Gravity.

1062
Malts
Ale Malt, Oats, Roast Barley, Malted Wheat, Chocolate Malt
Hops
First Gold
Full ingredients
Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Oats, Elderberries, Hops, Yeast Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold above.
Calories
58kcal per 100ml
Available in…
330ml Bottle

Drink Ebulum with…

Rich meat or chocolate dishes

From the drinkers of Ebulum

Was sceptical, but what a beer. All it says on the label is true. This beer delivers!

– James

Outstanding flavours and what a finish! Loved the subtle berry flavour with the accompanying malt. Got to find more!

– Mick

Loved this beer, the berry flavour is there but not overpowering and it was not too malty. Definitely getting this again.

– Ryan Hutchinson
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