Nollaig

Nollaig

Festive Spruce Beer

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This special festive spruce beer is a limited annual release. Brewed from spruce sprigs & bold American hops, combine on a rich malt backbone.

Drink chilled & be merry!

Tasting Notes

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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.

Tawny Ale
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?

Caramel, Evergreen Forest, Fresh Spruce and Big Hop Nose
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.

Sweet Resinous Malt, Spruce, Hops
Bitterness
4.5
Sweetness
3.5

Brew Sheet

Style
Spruce IPA
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.

7.0%
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.

45
OG ?

Brewer's Lingo

OG

OG stands for Original Gravity.

1069
Malts
Lager Malt, Crystal Malt, Malted Wheat
Hops
Centennial, Citra, Savinjski Goldings
Full ingredients
Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Hops, Spruce Sprigs, Yeast Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold above.
Calories
63kcal per 100ml
Available in…
330ml Bottle, 1l Growler, Keg

Drink Nollaig with…

Christmas pudding, Cheese board.

From the drinkers of Nollaig

Just drunk my Nollaig Spruce Beer. Top notch. Loved it. When are you brewing more?

– Peter Mars
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