Woodfordes top quality beer kits have been developed in conjunction with the Woodfordes brewery using their original grist formulation to accurately emulate the individual character of the Woodfordes commercial beers. Woodfordes has grown from a small scale brewery to become one of the largest and most respected new cask ale brewers who started up in the early 1980's. This was when beer drinkers finally began to steer away from the relentless blandness of the larger brewers products. Pioneers firstly turned to home brewing and secondly to commercial production of their original recipes. Woodfordes has an exceptional reputation and is recognised for their outstanding quality and flavours.
Woodfordes Norfolk Nog was the winner of the 2009 World Beer Award's "World's Best Old Ale". Norfolk Nog is full of a roast malt bitter character which dominates the nose and palate and contributes to a long dry finish. Hints of fruit, rich caramel and malt add satisfying complexity to this beautiful dark porter ale.
For additional flavour why not try adding our chocolate nibs to give your dark porter ale a unique chocolate aroma. The chocolate nibs can be found on our websited under the 'Dried Ingredients' section.
This 3kg Real Ale kit is the most recent addition to the Woodfordes beer kits and makes up to 40 pints. The Nog kit includes hopped malt extract (malted Barley, hops and water) (2 x 1.5kg cans) and dried brewing yeast (in sachet). No additional sugar is required for this kit.
Carbonation drops and sugar will be required for priming your bottles to allow secondary fermentation, giving the beer its carbonation (fizz) and ensuring the beer is not flat. These can be found under the 'Ingredients' section on our website.
Beer finings are also recommended to ensure a clear beer with a firm sediment. Beer finings can be found on our website under 'Ingredients' then 'Finings and Enzymes'.
Basic brewing equipment is required for this kit, which can be found in the 'Starter Kits' section of our website.
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Outstanding dark ale
This is an outstanding, well-bodied dark ale with lovely liquorice notes and a sumptuous tan head. I think I've brewed this about four or five times now and it never disappoints. 500g of extra dark DME lifts the ABV and makes it even more satisfying. I 'pimped' this kit in August as my Christmas ale with 500g of extra dark DME, 500g of soft dark brown sugar and some nutmeg and cinnamon sticks soaked in rum. It is already tasting fantastic and will only get better and better until I start drinking it on the winter solstice and through the festive period. If you like dark ales, I can't recommend Nog highly enough even if you are all grain brewer.
- One of the best
To my mind and taste buds, this is my favourite dark ale. It really improves with age. The last batch that I made, I had a couple of bottles left that were 9 months old, very smooth and well worth the wait.
- Great brew
I do a batch of this when I fancy something different, not as "in your face" as a full on stout but nice for evening drinking..
Christmas time I brew this, I lock the doors to keep relatives out!