La Cachette du Bootlegger is proud to offer its SuperBatch brewing kits. This exclusive product is produced by us using premium liquid malts, the finest fresh hop extracts for bittering and finishing hop pellets for extra flavour and aroma. The variety of yeast provided will vary depending on the kit. Specialty grains (malted barley) are also provided with some of these kits.
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Boiling the contents of the SuperBatch beer kit with 2 to 4 liters of water for five minutes releases the flavour and aroma characteristics of the finishing hops as well as sterilizes the wort. No addition of sugar is required except at the bottling stage (if the beer is bottled and not kegged).
With our SuperBatch product, you are assured of getting fresh malt and a full effect of hops that can not be offered by conventional beer kits!
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(Click HERE to find a downloadable copy of the instructions for the SuperBatch kits.)
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The Bootlegger's SuperBatch varieties, offered in 3 liter buckets (except for the Belgian Triple) and which may contain up to 4 kg of malt extract (5.5 kg for the Belgian Triple), can be briefly described as follows:
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Bavarian Lager: A dark blonde coloured, German style beer whose taste is well balanced with the medium bitterness level and the fresh malty flavour.  IBU: ± 30
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Belgian Triple: Golden to light orange in colour, this high alcohol, well-rounded ale has a hint of ginger and sweetness in the finish; all attributes typical of a strong Belgian beer. (O.G. of around 1.070 for 23 liters.)  IBU: ± 30
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Bootlegger Steam Beer: A style known as "California Common", this beer is of a light amber colour, medium body, a good bitterness level with a slight taste of caramelized malt. It is considered a hybrid beer, since it is fermented with a lager yeast at an ale temperature (room temperature).  IBU: ± 45
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Canadian Ale: A light golden, well balanced ale with a distinctive fresh hop flavour and slight aroma of citrus. IBU: ± 23
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Cerveza: A pale golden, light beer with a crisp taste that resembles a Mexican style blonde. IBU: ± 23
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Danish Pilsner: A blonde coloured beer that is slightly more bitter than a typical lager, with a smooth, dry, malty character, all balanced with a refreshing European hop flavour.  IBU: ± 30
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Dans le Jus/Juicy IPA:  This New England style IPA is light amber in colour with abundant flavours and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits - all of which offer a good balance to the medium bitterness level of this beer.  IBU: ± 30
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English IPA: Made to taste like the original English India Pale Ale. This is a full bodied, hoppy beer with a brownish red colour.  IBU: ± 45
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Irish Cream Ale: Reddish amber in colour and with medium bitterness, this ale is well balanced. The taste is reminiscent of a traditional Irish red.  IBU: ± 30
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London Pride: Amber in colour, this special bitter combines a noticeable hop character with an underlying malt sweetness and a light taste of caramelized malt.  IBU: ± 40
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O'Durfé Stout: This beer is black in colour and has a flavour of roasted and chocolate malt and a noticeable bitterness - similar to the tasty Irish Stouts.  IBU: ± 54
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Oktoberfest/Märzen:  An amber coloured beer with a medium bitterness level and delicate flavours of German malts.  IBU: ± 40
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Session IPA: A highly hopped Pale Ale that is lower in both bitterness and alcohol than a West Coast IPA, but has a stronger hoppy flavour and aroma.  IBU: ± 45
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West Island IPA: A take on the popular West Coast style IPA, it is a light amber coloured beer with a hoppy taste and a pronounced bitterness.  IBU: ± 60
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Yorkshire Bitter: A traditional English Bitter with an amber colour and a bitter character that brings you back to the merry old pubs in England.  IBU: ± 40
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Seasonal offer for Spring 2022 (available for a limited time - until supplies last):   La Kölschette:  This pale coloured beer has a light malt character with a soft mouthfeel and a medium bitterness level. A beautifully balanced German style ale, with low esters, that pairs perfectly with light simple foods. An ideal beer to enjoy during the Summer Season.  IBU: ± 30