American Beers - American Oaked Rum Ale

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American Beers - American Oaked Rum Ale

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Barrel aged beers have become increasingly popular in the craft beer fraternity and by beer aficionados the world over. Beer aged or served from wood is not a recent phenomenon by any means; beer was kept in wooden casks and vats until the advent of first aluminium and then stainless steel casks. The big difference between that and the barrel aging technique is the use of barrels from another drinks industry to add different character to a type of beer, sherry, bourbon, scotch, rum, wine and other barrels have all been used to great effect. Part of the art of barrel aging is creating beer that has both the character of the barrel and the character of the original beer.

We’ve melded together the character of a strong American ale, heavily toasted oak barrel and Rum to create a triumphantly aromatic and complex beer that suits contemplative drinking studying the myriad of overlaid flavours and aromas.

Our beer pours a deep ruby red with a lovely creamy fluffy head. Oak and deep toffee caramel dominate the aroma of this beer, there are hints of rum that promise further delights. On the palate this beer has a complex array of flavours, all at once it’s malty, has a strong vanilla and oak character and has a subtle sweet rum character that overarches the beer and holds it all together, delicious.

See - Ruby Red with a lovely creamy fluffy head
Aroma - Oak and toffee with hints of rum.
Taste - Vanilla, oak and rum.

Makes 40 pints of approx 6.5% beer.

OAK CHIPS ARE ADDED AT START.
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Barrel aged beers have become increasingly popular in the craft beer fraternity and by beer aficionados the world over. Beer aged or served from wood is not a recent phenomenon by any means; beer was kept in wooden casks and vats until the advent of first aluminium and then stainless steel casks. The big difference between that and the barrel aging technique is the use of barrels from another drinks industry to add different character to a type of beer, sherry, bourbon, scotch, rum, wine and other barrels have all been used to great effect. Part of the art of barrel aging is creating beer that has both the character of the barrel and the character of the original beer. We’ve melded together the character of a strong American ale, heavily toasted oak barrel and Rum to create a triumphantly aromatic and complex beer that suits contemplative drinking studying the myriad of overlaid flavours and aromas. Our beer pours a deep ruby red with a lovely creamy fluffy head. Oak and deep toffee caramel dominate the aroma of this beer, there are hints of rum that promise further delights. On the palate this beer has a complex array of flavours, all at once it’s malty, has a strong vanilla and oak character and has a subtle sweet rum character that overarches the beer and holds it all together, delicious. See - Ruby Red with a lovely creamy fluffy head Aroma - Oak and toffee with hints of rum. Taste - Vanilla, oak and rum. Makes 40 pints of approx 6.5% beer. Young's developed the American range to bring the best of American craft brewing to the UK. The approach is simply based on the same philosophy as the American craft brewing industry; only the best and freshest ingredients are used not sacrificing quality over cost. What really sets this range apart is the use of specially selected yeasts including US West Coast Ale dried yeast sourced from an American craft brewery and Newcastle Dark Ale yeast. All used to bring out the wonderful flavoursome liquid malt extracts with progressive style hops - skillfully combined to bring you a truly inspired range of premium quality American craft beer kits.
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  • Rating
    Worth to try but won't repeat
    Review by Jon 31/01/2018
    Dark red even brown would say , enough bitter , easy to make if follow the instruction but it is not my taste. The beer is not so bad, very drinkable but probably it needs a few weeks extra in a keg to achieve the full taste.
  • Rating
    Nice drop
    Review by Hairysteve on 28/05/2017
    Brewed this after getting this as an Xmas prezzie from the Mrs.
    Really impressed with the kit as all the sugar you need is supplied. Made as per instructions & it's came out lovely. Rum flavour not as full on as I expected so it doesn't overpower the Ale taste. Batch primed with the sugar supplied but will admit that the beer isn't as fizzy as I'd like it so might add a bit more sugar if I brew it again.
    Look forward to trying out some of the others in the range.
  • Rating
    Nice drop
    Review by Hairysteve on 28/05/2017
    Brewed this after getting this as an Xmas prezzie from the Mrs.
    Really impressed with the kit as all the sugar you need is supplied. Made as per instructions & it's came out lovely. Rum flavour not as full on as I expected so it doesn't overpower the Ale taste. Batch primed with the sugar supplied but will admit that the beer isn't as fizzy as I'd like it so might add a bit more sugar if I brew it again.
    Look forward to trying out some of the others in the range.
  • Rating
    Definitely worth a try.
    Review by Chazon 26/06/2016
    I love smoked fish and meat, but am not keen on smokey/peaty whiskeys, and I hate smokey beer. So even though rum is my 'fire-water' of choice, it was with some trepidation that I accepted this beer kit in lieu of the one I wanted which was out of stock (my fault for not checking), so as not to have a wasted journey to BrewUK. I was even more concerned when I discovered what is meant by a “heavily toasted” oak barrel!

    However, the smell of the beer whilst brewing was reassuringly nice, and initial tasting when bottling far better than I feared – full blown on the 'wood', more rum taste than a certain commercially available real ale, and not smokey at all. So first thoughts were that it was an interesting and full flavoured ale, but which might be an acquired taste.

    Much to my surprise, a friend and fellow home brewer (who introduced me to Young's American IPA) thinks it's one of the best ales he's tried and is going to make some for himself, and two of my sons (one of whom is mainly a lager drinker) thought it was good as well. Now, over three months 'down the road' with very few bottles of it left, I am very pleased I gave this kit a try. Although (obviously) a totally different ale to the IPA, I now rate them equally, and will definitely brew the Oaked Rum Ale again, in fact I prefer it to the Mocha Porter (and I do like Porters).

    Like all the Young's American Ale kits I've tried since (this was my first), everything process-wise went well. In particular, the sediment in the fermenting vessel 'behaved' itself (by staying put) when I was 'squeezing' the last drip of beer out of it, though I did leave the wort to ferment several days longer than suggested.
  • Rating
    Amazing
    Review by Terrion 26/09/2015
    This brew was exactly what it says, well worth the money. The kit has everything you need . Felt very strange adding wood chippings but it certainly worked. We would class our selves as new with around 3 years experience, although my dad with more than 40 years experience has classed it as the best pint ever! Can't imagine what I'll be getting him for Christmas
  • Rating
    Fabulous Kit, but the ale not to my taste
    Review by IronBrewon 10/08/2015
    Firstly, this is the best kit I have ever used. It contains all the ingredients you need except sanitiser and water, and worked perfectly as per the instructions.

    The comprehensive instructions were easy to follow, and for the first time ever with a kit, I hit the OG spot on. Fermentation started within 12 hours, and I left it for my usual 2 weeks to finish off. Amazingly the FG gave an ABV about 0.2% below the figure on the box, and the priming sugar would likely take this up to the full box figure! Another first in my experience.

    I syphoned to a King Keg, using all of the supplied priming sugar, and gave it 2 weeks in the warm, followed by 2 weeks in my cellar.

    The result? A crystal clear, deep ruby coloured, hugely aromatic beer with great mouthfeel and a good sized creamy head.

    All of this led to my 5 star rating.

    Unfortunately, I am not overly fond of the taste of the beer. To be clear, I think the beer tastes exactly as it should, it's just not to my taste. That is entirely down to personal taste, and is not a good reason to reduce the star rating on such a brilliant kit. It has encouraged me to try some other beers from this range.

    If I was to be very picky, I would mention that some of the oak chips came over into the keg with the beer on syphoning, but this can be prevented with a sterile muslin bag over the syphon, and to be frank, I have already emptied half of the keg and haven't seen a single oak chip in my beer.

    In summary, a fabulous kit that worked perfectly, but see if you can try some of this beer from a fellow brewer before you get the kit.