Karl's Ninety 90 Shilling Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0370

Pouring garnet-amber with long legs, the nostrils are bathed in boozy praline, piloncillo sugar, pecan, and resonating malt. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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Karl Engebretson (whom many of you know through our catalog covers and ads in BYO and Zymurgy) is a certified Giant Norwegian with a taste for similarly-proportioned beers. We have found he has a way with Scottish ales, and this is his 90 /-. Somewhere in between an 80 /- and a Wee Heavy, ninety also refers to the length (in minutes) of the boil. This additional time spent on heat intensifies the beer’s color and adds depth and breadth to its malt profile. Pouring garnet-amber with long legs, the nostrils are bathed in boozy praline, piloncillo sugar, pecan, and resonating malt.

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 1066
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Give it time Review by Aaron
This didn't taste like anything special after 6 weeks, but a couple weeks after that the flavor really came out. Malty, mellow, kind of like a lighter version of Dirty Bastard. (Posted on 7/7/14)
Aye! Ahts goot! Review by chUk
this product description, is astoundingly accurate:

"Pouring garnet-amber with long legs, the nostrils are bathed in boozy praline, piloncillo sugar, pecan, and resonating malt."

Bottled only just under 2 weeks ago ... it's nicely matured, and complex ... just as described above. EXACTLY!


Oot ta git ya bladdered n blootered! Gie it laldy!

(Posted on 4/29/14)
outstanding brew Review by Barry
This was my first scottish ale and first beer I kegged. Used the 1728 yeast and re used it on the wee heavy! 2 weeks primary and 6 weeks secondary then kegged.Very complex, malty toffee with a slight hint of hops.Alcohol was noticable but faded over the weeks. It just kept getting better every week ! Will be a repeat for sure but have so many others to try first. Thanks guys (Posted on 3/18/14)
Great winter brew Review by Thad
Love this beer. It is boozy, which lends a warming quality to it. Perfect for those cold winter evenings. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Winter is Coming....This is the perfect cold weather brew Review by BK
I have brewed this one twice, my third batch and my 27th. The first time around came out great and I had several encouraging responses to the taste, body and authenticity of the beer. Good to hear at that point in my early brewing days. Follow the directions and you will get a good brew. Be patient and you will get a GREAT brew. I would definitely agree with previous posts. Hold tight, give it some good time and you will not be giving this beer to anyone but your best friends. And then maybe just a couple.

I used the Wyeast option pitched at 70 degrees. I let the grains sit for 25 minutes at 160 degrees. Cooked this one outside on the Dark Star. Great night. (Posted on 12/6/13)
Amazing with age Review by Eric
On my first brewing of this kit and following the recipe secondary and bottle conditioning times I wasn't too impressed, but that same batch after 4 months in the bottle was one exceptional brew. o the next time I brewed it I did 3 months in the secondary and 2 month in the bottle and it came out beyond comprehension good. I used the liquid yeast option and a starter plus nutrients to get the best attenuation and least off flavors as possible on both batches.

If you like Scottish ales with a complex malt profile, slight sweetness and good spice with a crisp finish that leaves you almost salivating for your next drink then get this kit and be patient. This is a super high quality ale when aged and would easily go for $10 pint in an upscale brewpub. Pairs really well with pizza, pork, beef and especially well with corned beef and cabbage and probably haggis if I was man enough to try it... Use a bottle in a pot roast recipe instead of water and you will have your best pot roast you ever had and the gravy made from the drippings will blow your mind with every bite. My family says I need to keep some bottles so I can make the pot roast on a regular basis now... only problem is it drinks so well. You'll find yourself at random times craving the flavor after not having one for a month or so. This is the beer version of crack to keep you coming back. (Posted on 10/26/13)
good brew Review by brandon
i loved drinking this beer last winter so i am doing it all over again. (Posted on 9/26/13)
Very Promising Review by William
Just bottled today after secondary fermentation. Hit the Final Gravity right on the head. Enjoyed sipping the remainder even without carbonation. Malty with notes of Caramel. Body viscous and silky. Going to let this batch bottle condition an extra couple of weeks so that I've got something special to celebrate with on my birthday. (Posted on 7/27/13)
Great Review by Gregory
I love scottish ales and this is my new favorite! (Posted on 7/15/13)
Let it age Review by Rob
Brewed 3/2/13. Racked 3/9/13. Kegged 3/30/13.

Started off with a strong tartness on the finish but it has matured into a very good brew after an extra month in the keg. Aroma is fantastic, head retention is off the charts. (Posted on 5/10/13)
Impatient brewer and still terrific Review by bikefork
Brewed this 2/20, secondary on 3/3. Bottled on 3/10. Cracked it open on 3/18. My husband who isn't much of a drinker but has a soft spot for sipping whiskey LOVES this. He's worried I might give too much of it away and not leave him any. Very pretty color and definitely alcohol scent to the nose. Extremely malty with a whiskey-ish taste to it. A beer to drink like an aged whiskey and definitely has a kick! It's as good as any I've purchase in this style. I like it alot, husband loves it! (Posted on 3/21/13)
Awesome Example of a Scottish Ale-Wee-Wee Heavy Review by James
Second brew-excellent result. Followed recipe, full boil, used Wyeast option with a two-stage starter. Full fermentation schedule. The only issue I had was Carbonation. Took 7 weeks in the bottle to fully carb.
I had no idea how good this brew was until I sampled a store bought Wee-Heavy! I was sampling this batch weekly and used to drinking this mostly flat, when it finally carved, I was extremely happy. I will definitely brew again, but I will probably move into a fall/winter rotation. (Posted on 2/17/13)
Love it Review by Scott
Second time I brewed this one, I added a little cherry wood smoked malt. EVEN BETTER!!!
You can't beat this beer. (Posted on 11/21/12)
Great Beer Review by Michael
One of my favorites. (Posted on 10/7/12)
Good Stuff Review by Shaner
My first time using a yeast starter was with this kit. Have to say it's the best brew I've done yet. The big body on this beer probably needed it. Will certainly do again. (Posted on 5/3/12)
Bug Malty Scottish Ale Review by Brian
This is a dangerous beer, it packs a punch, but the heavy maltiness kinda shields against it. I would make it again, but I am going to see how the Wee Heavy kit tastes first. (Posted on 4/28/12)
Great Taste and aroma Review by Ronald
This beer is one of my favorites. It has a great aroma and taste. It has a slight hop taste and then in mellows out. Great caramel taste and great maltiness of head. It almost looks like a Guinness when pouring!! (Posted on 4/20/12)
Fun beer to make when solo brewing Review by Puddy
I have enjoyed the earthiness of this beer. I had a buddy back out on me in brew day and so was glad that this was the beer we were going to be brewing. I was excited to see the beer ferment well, considering that I was constantly moving it to keep temperature. In comparing it to other wee heavies I was glad this one was close. I'd brew it again. (Posted on 4/13/12)
This is a great beer. Review by honeybrewer
I really like how strong it gets in so little fermentation time. Very well balanced beer. Clean finish. Out of all the different ones I have done, this has been the best. My new favorite. Everybody I gave it to, loved it. (Posted on 3/6/12)
Great Scott!!! Review by Scott
Great Scottish Ale. Long, dry malty flavor. Highly recommended. (Posted on 1/19/12)
Highly recommended Review by South Florida brewer
This is my new favorite. Nicely balanced. Malty. Clean finish. Perfect in the winter, and I would drink it in the summer too.
(Posted on 1/6/12)
Very Fine Review by Windell
Grand! Wonderfully layered. Big taste (instantly sweet but just as quickly goes to a nutty dark malt). It's ABV is perfect for a cold Scottish night (or just close your eyes and take a whiff and a drink and pretend). Can't wait to see where this one goes in three months or so.

Cheers!! (Posted on 11/11/11)
Outstanding Brew! Review by Bren
Certainly a dense malty profile that is super delicious and potent. I added about 2 lbs of wildflower honey at the end of the boil and it came out great. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/31/11)
Buy This Kit Review by Seanyville
Awesome maltiness, kind of a nutty flavor, but tastes just like the orginal recipe. I highly reccommend. Good work! (Posted on 3/8/11)
Big daddy ale Review by Brendan
I brewed this big rich beer the same day my grandfather passed away. He was a giant man, rich in character, and one smooth character. Ironic ? I think so. I dug a case and a half of old glass soda bottles out of a shed at his house, cleaning them up was a chore, but it's the perfect packaging for this big old ale. Should be a amazing yearly brew in his honor. (Posted on 3/6/11)
Everything I wanted Review by Diluvian
After trying a wee heavy, with it's deep maltiness and slightly fruity sweetness, I wanted a beer to dial back the fruitiness but keep the maltiness. This is that beer. Lots and lots of malt.

I did not use a secondary (kept in primary for 4 weeks) and used the dry yeast. Do your research about S-04 and you will find out that people like it a lot. I chose it because the temperatures where I was fermenting were higher than the liquid yeast was rated to like. (Posted on 10/25/10)

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