Friday 4 March 2022

All Inn Brewing Co - Sabro XPA Fresh Wort Kit (FWK) - Review

Review Date: 3/3/2022
Brewery Name: All Inn Brewing Co (Banyo, Queensland, Australia)
Beer Name: Sabro Hopped XPA - Fresh Wort Kit

"An excellent introduction to Sabro hops in a simple, clean & moderately bitter beer. Tangerine, coconut & stone fruit aromas with cedar & mint."

All Inn Brewing Co - Sabro Hopped Extra Pale Ale FWK Box

We were keen to give this fresh wort kit a try as we'd never tried Sabro hops before - and from what we had read on this particular hop variety sounded pretty enticing. What better way to get a feel for what a particular hop tastes like than a simple fresh wort kit?

We've given this one the full review treatment - however we're not 100% certain on the actual ABV content since the OG printed on the box is barely legible as can be seen in the picture below

Current SG printed on the box is not able to be deciphered

We fermented this one at around 20c using Fermentis US-05 dry yeast and dry hopped with approx 50g of Sabro hops after fermentation was completed for 3 days.


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 4.7% (Standard)

Label/Design: 6/10

Serving Style: Draft/Tap

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: Pale Ale

Malts/Adjuncts: Pilsner, Wheat

Hops: Sabro

IBU's: 18


Colour: Deep Gold


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None


Drinkability: 7/10

Overall Impression: 8/10


The All Inn Brewing Co Sabro Hopped Extra Pale Ale presents a good introduction to Sabro hops. The malt bill is subtle to let the hops shine, and shine they do. Sabro hops have a really unique flavour profile - almost tangy in some ways. Loads of fruit flavours - lots of tangerine and citrus but certainly didn't get the coconut, cedar and mint notes that All Inn claim in their own flavour descriptors. Head retention wasn't particularly strong with this kit, and there was a slight astringent taste which I suspect was simply from the hops as well. Very easy drinking and quite refreshing though.

Sabro is definitely a unique hop which worked well on it's own - however we'd be more inclined to use it in conjunction with other hops for future batches.

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