Average rating 8.72 out of 10 ( based on 25 reviews )

Very Drinkable!

Review by Robert on 9/13/2014

Ordered the kit so I would have the beer ready for summer, got busy and didn't brew til July. The kit arrived in great condition and was refrigerated until ready to brew. Pulled yeast and smacked 3 days before ready to brew. Smack pack looked like it was ready to burst but didn't. Starting gravity was 1.052. I brewed in July and don't have temp controlled fermentation so it went at 76 degrees. Yeast took off in less than 24 hrs. very vigorous fermentation. Racked to secondary after 4 days at 1.022. After another 10 days primed and bottled @ 1.020. Sampled at 9 days in bottle, CO2 was a little low. 1 more week in bottle CO2 was perfect. 2 more weeks in bottle and it is great! Nice carbonation, Slightly sweet malty character, just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance and nice noble hop aroma. Fruity esters very noticeable, possibly from high fermentation temp. I will brew this one again. I'll try to get it brewed earlier and do 10 gallons so I have it to drink all summer.

Old American Ale (Stewart's Ale)

Review by Dave on 9/13/2014

I brewed this ale in honor of my close friend who was killed in Afghanistan on June 20, 2014 (SSgt David Stewart USMC) This brew was my best one yet, color,taste,aroma,head and finish. it is an exceptional beer and one which I will brew again in honor of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifce, and those still in harms way. I can't say enough good things about this brew except to give it 5 stars and CUDOS..

Uninformative and uninteresting...

Review by Kevin on 9/16/2014

General commentary on the Willams Brewing kits. VERY basic. The kits contain no grains at all, and no indication of the variety or amount of any of the hops or malt extracts. Just a big bag of extract, and three packets of hops with a code printed on them to reference the recipe. Additionally, the smack pack in the wyeast pack i got in this recipe had been activated during shipping, and was bursting the box open when I received it. This beer could taste amazing, but I found the kit and process to be as mundane as they come. Hopefully no one asks me whats in it. Please don't tell me you're trying to keep these recipes a secret...

Second Time

Review by Tim Dudley on 6/18/2017

Enjoyed this basic beer before. Very simple to brew. The first time I added 3.5 oz. of candied ginger from Penzi Spices. Came out very nicely. This beer is still in the secondary, doing nicel, and per "customer" request, I will add a small amount of peach concentrate at the end. Enjoy.

New Year's Day tradition

Review by Sharon Redgrave on 1/3/2018

This has become my husband's 'go-to' kit brew for his annual New Year's Day' brewing. A kit is perfect for NYDay---never know how you are going to feel, and the directions are a breeze. Last year's brew we took to the total eclipse in Salem, Oregon and shared it with a friend who is a truly skilled home brewer and she gave it an big thumb's up. Thank you William's Brewing; t'was an brew that shall not be eclipsed! Yum!

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