In a throw back to the very first one I did, this had a lot of sugar in the initial fermenation but a quick 10 minutes later and its all fermenting away nicely. No issues.
I left the initial fermentation for three weeks rather than the normal two so I was a little worried about the result. When I syphoned the ale into the barrel it did smell a little vinegary, but I am hopeful it will come out ok
This brew is a little cloudy, which I can only attribute to the lengthy initial fermentation. There is a good head on the brew and the pressure is good in the barrel which unlike some of the previous brews pours a pint in a few seconds.
There is a very dry oaky taste with this ale which was suprising, the coloration of the ale is also a little cloudy. Despite the dry taste it is a very refreshing and good quality ale that is easy to drink.