6A truly great, full-flavored beer has the ability to make you pause and reflect. Open the bottle, fill the glass, sit in a comfortable chair, and the complexities and worries of life sort themselves in priority as the alcohol loosens the log jam in your cluttered mind. With this effect in mind, we have developed our Fireside Ale™.
Our Fireside Ale is a strong English-style ale, balanced and malty. Not at all like highly hopped microbrews, this one has a rich amber Maris Otter maltiness balanced by selected English hops. A well-rounded, full-bodied brew. Alcohol: 6.2%, IBU’s 35
In formulating the extract for this kit, a large proportion of light crystal malt was used in addition to the Maris Otter malt extract, for a rich partially caramelized maltiness. Includes 11 pounds of our blended malt extract, flavoring and aromatic hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.068.
Nov 23, 2019 by Kristian Berhost
Q: Hi, would you tell me which specific hops are in the Fireside kit please?
A: 2 oz. English Fuggles, 1 oz. English East Kent Golding
I have brewed this Ale twice with GREAT results. Will brew it again.
Packaging, my yeast packet was activated when I received it. The company sent me a new one within two days, great job. Beer was easy to brew and it's fabulous.
Easy brewing is the only way to go. Take the time to ferment as required and then enjoy the fruits of your little labor. Just bottled Fireside last Saturday and now waiting patiently for aging and carbonation. Yum!!!
Serials 4 & 10
None of the Williams beer kits thus far have disappointed, i'm up to batch 13. Batches 4 & 10 were both fireside: the former was last summer, we just cracked open the first of batch 10. we were supposed to wait until late next week, but this first bottle is so good... how can i wait 6 months like some of the reviews suggest? Rich flavor with complex hints of malt and fruit. It's going to be difficult holding back... the colder the better. As it warms, a bit of an alcohol, mediciney bite starts to come out.
Worst beer I've ever made - Just not good
I looked so forward to this ale. Based on reviews, it should be one of the best I've done. Got it & looked forward to sipping the final product, while enjoying the cool/cold weather. I was disappointed to say the least. Brew process went well. Brewed late June '15, to give plenty of aging time before fall. No issues & everything went as expected. OG was right on target. Performed primary and secondary fermentation, with FG coming out OK. Left in bottle for 2 months & tried it. Was NOT a good experience. Left another month & tried again. Nope. Left it another month - still bad. Finally, went back to it this weekend, as I've seen some reviews say 6-9 months for the best taste to come out. Negatory. Still bad and I'd argue, getting worse. I know I'm in the minority on this, but I know good beer when I taste it. This isn't good beer. I've done 60+ brews & am familiar with the process. Either this was a bad batch or is a bad beer. Going to pour out and waste about 40 bottles worth. :(