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Taking cues from ancient recipes, this gruit-inspired ale utilizes fruits and spices instead of hops to create a truly unique flavor profile. The gentle tartness of cranberries and the aromatics of mulling spices work in harmony to produce an ale with exceptional character. The light amber color is reminiscent of rudimentary malting techniques,while the subtle flavors of fruit and spice provide insights to the beers of the distant past.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Cranberry Clamor Gruit Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1054 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
3.4 / 5.05 ReviewsInteresting experimentSo I saw this kit on the front page of northers website. I am a fan of belgians, barlywines, stouts and porters. This kit seemed like a good fit. The smell while brewing was amazing. After 3 weeks in the primary and adding gelatin to clarify I ended up at 4.99% abv. Cracked a bottle open the other day after in the bottle for a little over a week (early I know, I always sacrifice one or two to see progression). It is good but it to me is not a beer. This kit tastes very much like a hard cider. I definitely would not say it was bad but even for malty beer lovers it is very different from beer. Very tart.May 27, 2017Purchased
3 months agoA bit of a modifcation to the Gruit...Brewed the wort to specified directions. Added 2.5 gal of apple juice, and swapped the yeast to Belle Siason dry yeast.
Fermenting at 79deg.
Considering dry hopping with .5oz of Crystal
Perhaps this changes Gruit to Graf.August 7, 2017Purchased
3 months agoInterestingWell can't say much more than it is interesting, but not something I would order again. The flavor is more like a wine then a beer with an after taste pleasing enough but definenatly not beer. Any way it was worth trying just because it is an interesting brewing process... If I ever did something like this in the future dry hoping might help.July 31, 2017Purchased
1 month agoToo Sour for meI gave this several chances but it is just not for me. It ended up so sour I cant drink it. Perhaps my friends are used to the same beer as me because no one wanted a second, (or even to finish the first).July 21, 2017Purchased
3 months agoSomething new!Just brewed this tonite! I got everything going then added the cranberries and spice.....WOW! this smelled absolutely amazing, 6 weeks can't come soon enough, I will write more then.May 21, 2017Purchased
3 months ago
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 29 answersIt's been 2 weeks in Primary and 2 weeks in secondary, This is really sour to me, almost like a vinegar. How sour is it supposed to be? I'm afraid it has gotten infected or something. PBW and Star-San was used.BEST ANSWER: Mine came out very sour too, which was a plus because my family loves sours. Ours didn't have much of a vinegar taste though, but I can see how it could taste that way if you weren't expecting it/enjoy the flavor. We also let ours bottle ferment for a awhile. Almost 6 weeks as of now before we started drinking them and it finally hit the right carbonation level we wanted.Do you leave the cranberries and mulling spices in the primary or do you strain them out first?BEST ANSWER: I left them in the primary and I just bottle today...It was more tart than I expected but it still has a nice taste to it.Is this an all-grain recipe?BEST ANSWER: No but there is an All Grain version.
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