Irish Draught Ale All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1514

Deep red color and tan head over a caramel-like malt character with roasty and fruity notes.

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Like Irish stouts, Irish ales are sociable session beers with a low alcohol content but substantial body. This beer pours with a deep red color and tan head over a caramel-like malt character with roasty and fruity notes. As a bow to Ireland's meadmaking past, honey lightens the body and boosts the gravity of this recipe, while a small dose of oats adds creaminess to the mouthfeel and a hint of grain to the flavor.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style British
Beer Style Irish and Scottish Ales
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1045
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Awsome! Review by Tyler
This is the best batch of beer I've ever brewed. My friends are asking me for more so its time for another batch. This beer makes me look like a brewing champ. (Posted on 1/31/14)
Let it warm up a bit before you drink it Review by Dan
I brewed this on 2/1/13. It was my first atttempt at all-grain, using a modification of the brew-in-a-bag technique: I mashed the grains loose in 6.5 gallons water, for 90 minutes at 150F and 10 minutes at 170F, then strained the mash into a plastic bucket through a Brewmaster Filter Bag (item 7314). At the end of a 75-minute boil, I had just about exactly 5 gallons. I pitched White Labs 004 Irish Ale yeast and used a starter. One week in (plastic) primary, two weeks in (glass) secondary. O.G./F.G. were 1.050 and 1.016, for 4.45% ABV. Yield was 47 12-oz bottles.

The trick to enjoying this beer seems to be letting it warm up to "Irish cellar" temperatures (somewhere in the mid 40s to low 50s). The warmest my little basement beer fridge can be set is about 42 degrees, and at that temperature, the beer pours a bit flat and is somewhat tasteless. Let it warm up for about 10-15 minutes before opening the bottle, and it creates a nice head that dissipates rather quickly, but can be brought back in the form of very fine bubbles with a quick swirl of the glass. That quick swirl also brings up a nice aroma. And, at the proper temperature, the flavor is very pleasant. A lot like Smithwick's, but... just a wee bit more of all the good stuff. It pretty much goes without saying that I'll be brewing this one again. (Posted on 3/20/13)
Kept Getting Better and Better Review by Brick1083
Boring name, exciting flavor.
This beer was delicious from the start, but downright excellent 8 months later. I'll definitely add this to my list to repeat. (Posted on 12/21/12)
Friggin' awesome!!! Review by Eric
I've been brewing since '96 and have brewed many recipes including my own and after recently brewing (all-grain version), this has to be one of favorites! I use a carbon filter for water and 5.2ph for most of my brews. If you like a malty beer than this is for you. Kind of like a Smithwick's...on steroids!! Great job to the creator! Cheers 3x over!!! (Posted on 11/7/12)
Just as described Review by smnj
First all grain recipe ever brewed, hit all my numbers right on point. Distinct peach stone fruit like aroma and flavor along with roasty malt...

Would definitely brew again. (Posted on 8/3/12)
Wow Review by Lee
I did this for my first all grain using two five gallon pots because I'm to cheap to get a ten gallon and a burner. I was a little nervous but the results turned out to be my best beer yet. I find it safe to say this brew will be found in one of my kegs more often than not! (Posted on 4/16/12)
Taste Bud Supremecy Review by Bullsmith
This is my first all grain batch. i put an extra .5 lb of Maris Otter, yeast fuel, and whirlfloc. tasted it out of the secondary today...........this is going to be a really GREAT beer! good malty flavor with a perfect amount of bitter! Must try this one if you like Irish ales. (Posted on 8/22/11)
Tasty Review by CAM
Boys the honey goes in at the beginning of the boil with the hops!!

I like this beer the more it ages the better it gets (duh). I'll make it again. (Posted on 4/8/11)

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