Muntons Premium Gold Old Conkerwood Black Ale 3.6kg
Old Conkerwood Black Ale is a distinctive black-coloured beer with an aromatic yet hoppy character. Not quite a porter or a stout, Old Conkerwood, with your eyes closed, drinks like an ale; an underlying dry bitterness provided by the use of specially selected coloured malt pleases the palate and encourages the drinker to appreciate this Conker coloured ale.
Typical analyses when canned
Colour (EBC Units)85 - 95
Btterness (EBU's)35 - 45
Solids (by refractometer)80% - 82%
Acidity (as lactic)1% max
pH5 - 6
Free Amino Nitrogen0.15%
Initial impressions not great
This is described as a premium product and comes at a premium price. I was therefore disappointed with 7gm yeast pack which is exact same as cheaper kit I bought. I've started brew with an 11g GV12 yeast instead of the supplied yeast. I also note that the box states that kit includes a hop extract, but mine didn't. I've bought a Styrian hop which I'll use but looking at reviews elsewhere, I'm not optimistic. So, €33 for the kit, €4 for proper yeast, and €2 for hops, is €39 for a kit. This better be an amazing brew!!!!
Ciaran Sands | | November 2020