Monday 18 October 2021

All Inn Brewing Co - Sabre Session Ale Fresh Wort Kit (FWK) Review

Brewed By: All Inn Brewing Co
Malt/Adjunct: Ale, Munich, Wheat, Crystal
Hops: Azacca, El Dorado
Current IBU: 15
Yeast Suggestions: Morgan's Premiu, American Ale, US05, BRY-97, WLP001, Wyeast 1056
Dry Hop Suggestions: Morgan's Finishing Hops - Azacca 25g and El Dorado 25g
Mash Temp: 66C
Boil Length: 60 minutes
Current SG: 1.050
Fresh Water Top Up: 5L

All Inn Brewing Co - Sabre Session Ale FWK Box

"A little sleight of hand sneaks an enjoyable amount of passionfruit and pineapple flavours into a light and easy-going beer"


The All Inn Brewing Co Sabre Session Ale is a great example of what can be achieved in a mid-strength beer. For this fresh wort kit - we followed the directions and recommendations on the box - topping up with 5L of spring water for a total volume of 20L. We also used Safale US-05 yeast for the fermentation. The recommended dry hops with 25g each of El Dorado and Azacca hops were also added towards the end of primary fermentation for a little bit of extra fruity goodness.

Original Gravity (OG) on the box was 1.050. After adding 5L of water the gravity was reduced to 1.038 and was then fermented down to 1.010. This gives a total ABV of 3.68%.

After a couple of weeks to settle in the keg after fermentation - we feel the beer has reached it's prime. Pouring from the tap it comes out a light, bright, golden colour. There's a good level of head and retention as well - no doubt helped by the presence of wheat in the mix of malts used to make it. A noticeable bit of haze is present but expect this will further clear after another couple of weeks. We don't mind a bit of haze in our beers anyway.

As noted above, there's a surprisingly large variety of malts present here (4 in total) - but they combine well for a nice flavour with nothing really standing out or dominating.

All Inn Brewing Co - Sabre Session Ale in the Craftd Freddy glass

As you'd expect in a mid strength sessionable beer like this, the flavours are somewhat subtle but combine well for a thirst quenching and satisfying finish. The Azacca and El Dorado hops are well matched and in the recommended levels that were added, give a nice fruity finish on the tongue without being over powered or dominating.

It's nice being able to enjoy a couple of glasses on a hot afternoon without feeling the effects. The Sabre Session Ale presents an excellent compromise between flavour and alcohol strength which is what a session style beer like this should really be.



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