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No, I think maybe I should edit the essay so that non=Brits understand.

Real ale is a bit of a fragile beastie, there's bit of yeast floating in it (and sometimes other things) and you want to give it time to settle.

This also allows the beer to condition so that all the harshness of  "young" beer comes out of the beer. This is a process that takes 3 - 5 days.

However GK have perfected a process where the beer "drops bright", ie looks cosmetically acceptable, in just a few hours. However, the beer thus served is pretty kack and that, sadly, is the GK real ale IPA you'll get served in most pubs in the UK.

What i'm saying is that, if you give it time to settle, it's actually a really good beer, but GK don't do this.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 24th, 2013 at 02:29:56 PM EST
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