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Courage Directors

SKU:3150a
£21.00

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A rich, chestnut hued, full-bodied brew boasting a clean, bitter taste balanced with burnt, orange peel notes and a dry-hop aroma and flavour.

Distinctly superior by name and nature, Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the directors of the Alton brewery until demand decreed this most distinguished of beverages was also made available to the rank and file. A good job too. The ruling class knew just what they were doing when they tried to keep this classic ale to themselves.

ABV approx 4.8% 36 Pints
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A rich, chestnut hued, full-bodied brew boasting a clean, bitter taste balanced with burnt, orange peel notes and a dry-hop aroma and flavour. Distinctly superior by name and nature, Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the directors of the Alton brewery until demand decreed this most distinguished of beverages was also made available to the rank and file. A good job too. The ruling class knew just what they were doing when they tried to keep this classic ale to themselves. ABV approx 4.8% 36 Pints
How can I increase the alcohol in my beer?
What is extract brewing?
Do I need anything else to make the beer kits?
How long does the beer take to make?
My starting gravity seems lower than expected?
What temperature should I ferment at?
My husband is a fan of Old Speckled Hen ale and I see you have an ingredients kit. I was wondering what brew kit I would need to accompany it. We're home brew virgins so any help would be appreciated!
i have followed the instructions to the letter and have been very careful to purify and cleanse all equipement but my bitter is cloudy when i pour it from the barrell, what should i do?
how can i decrease the alcohol content of my beer kit?
will my beer ferment quicker if i make it with less sugar?
Is there a simple formula for determining alcohol content ?
What is dry hopping?
How long does the beer keep?
Does Household sugar make weaker beer than using dextrose or malt extract?
Is my tap water okay to use?
How do I know my beer is fermenting?
If I am bottling my lager into 500ml bottles how much sediment is produced in them?
How can I make a beer kit of 5% abv down to 4% abv.

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  • Rating
    Drinkable
    Review by Jameson 01/08/2017
    Made 4.77% strength beer. Great taste too.
  • Rating
    A really aromatic tasty nice pint
    Review by Christopher on 23/03/2017
    On the odd occasion I used to drink this beer in the pub a good ten years ago . Honestly, this tastes nothing like it. Much less body, different colour. Alot less head. Different colour head. Now get this, I prefer my Brewuk home brew version to the Directors I drank years ago in the pub. This is a much cleaner taste. Less like a Sunday meat dinner.
    Now, I'm new to brewing beer kits and I am drinking this too early too. So take this into consideration. Would I buy this from Brewuk again? YES. Would I drink it again. YES. Would I offer it to friends? No! It's MINE!!!! :-)
  • Rating
    Lovely tasting bitter
    Review by Roberton 01/02/2017
    Fantastic tasting bitter, well worth a try. really enjoying it.
  • Rating
    Rated 5 by everyone who drinks it
    Review by scodon 21/12/2016
    This is a superb kit that if the instructions are followed exactly will produce a beer that is really close to pub Directors, and yes as Bully says, even better. I've given bottles to my friends and relatives and none of them believe it's homebrew. Second only to Burton Bridge. Well done Muntons and Wells and Young.
  • Rating
    Full flavoured ale, our Xmas brew.
    Review by Chrison 01/11/2016
    I have just ordered a second kit having done one earlier this year. It is full flavoured and I think one suited to the winter months. I have a note that I did boil although think it is a no boil kit, it did make a nice clear chestnut coloured ale.
  • Rating
    Take Courage
    Review by Bullyon 31/08/2016
    Was slightly sceptical that it would taste anything like the real thing, but after two weeks in the bottle had a quick snifter and what a great pint. As good if not better than the real bitter.
  • Rating
    Amusingly remeniscent of the real thing
    Review by Martinon 19/03/2016
    There's a little sachet of hop powder included in the kit but the instructions don't mention when to add but luckily the sachet says add contents before yeast which seems to have worked fine. Starting Gravity was an encouraging 1048:-) 14 days at 20 degrees led to an F.G. of 1013, more than twice as loing as the 4-6 days implied by the instructions. Bottled and left in a warm place for 3 days per the instructions and then in the garage for another 14 days. The result was a surprisingly Directors flavour beer that looks just like the real thing. Excellent frothy but not-too-much head. Another couple of weeks now and it's delightfully drinkable and moreish, as it should be. What a marvelous pint!
  • Rating
    Good body and taste but remains cloudy 5 days after kegging.
    Review by COLINon 15/03/2016
    I used to brew this in Courage and Barclay days!
  • Rating
    Recommended by a beer aficionado of old .
    Review by Davidon 15/02/2016
    Was his favourite tipple in days gone by. Just maturing now but already, after only 1 week, smooth & malty / fruity