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


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Pouring garnet-amber with long legs, the nostrils are bathed in boozy praline, piloncillo sugar, pecan, and resonating malt. Somewhere in between an 80 /- and a Wee Heavy.

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.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Karl's Ninety 90 Shilling Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1066
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.6 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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First rate brew!!
I was looking for something to compare with Odell Brewing Co's 90 Shilling Ale. FOUND IT! Set up a blind taste test and no body could tell which was which. Most picked the home brew. Did not vary from the directions, used the Wyeast 1728 Scottish. Three wks in primary and 4 wks in secondary, kegged and enjoying it. Great creamy foam and taste. I highly recommend this.
February 24, 2015
I made this, It was good after three days in bottle, I guess it gets better with age, Mine never made it. Get it, brew it, drink it, Its that good.Irish and Scottish ale is the best.
November 19, 2015
it drinks like an excellent dubbel
I tweaked this a little with an amber dme reduction boil (2Q + 1# dme boiled for 90 mins) ala pseudo decoction. I used wlp028 with a 2l starter made with amber dme... dumped it all in. kept temp at 68-70f and the thing went nuts! blow off airlock required! let it sit for nearly 4 weeks before bottling..sampled trub bottle after 2 weeks. it is malty, caramelly slightly sweet upfront. then comes a hint of banana esters (??) which get stomped on by red delicious apples. it's heavy and warming and I am totally pleased.
July 30, 2015
Buy This Kit
Awesome maltiness, kind of a nutty flavor, but tastes just like the orginal recipe. I highly reccommend. Good work!
March 8, 2011
Outstanding Brew!
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.
August 31, 2011
Very Fine
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!!
November 11, 2011
I love scottish ales and this is my new favorite!
July 15, 2013
This is a great beer.
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.
March 6, 2012
I was expecting good things after experiences with other NB kits and the reviews for this one. Karl's 90 met every expectation and more. I used the Wyeast pack and ended up leaving this in the fermenter for 6 weeks. After another week in the keg it's already one of my favorites out of 20+ brews. Just what I like to counterbalance the glut of hop bombs out there, this is a balanced, clean, surprisingly complex beer. Stands up to or surpasses the commercially available Scottish Ales I tried prior to tapping the keg. Will definitely fire this one up again in the fall.
February 17, 2015
Very Promising
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.
July 27, 2013
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Do you know roughly what the ABV is?
K E on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While the final ABV can vary this kit usually clocks in around 6% - 6.5% ABV.
Does 69-73% attenuation of Wyeast 1728 mean there will be high FG?
JackSmi on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 69-73% attenuation of Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale does lead to a higher FG than you would get from yeasts like 1056 American Ale but it's appropriate for the style of beer, which tends to be maltier.

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