AFRICAN PORTER
This porter appears black when poured into a glass but is a dark rich mahogany colour when held up to the light. Brewed to be a drinkable dark beer full of roasted malt flavours. It also has a smoothness on the palate.

Flavour
Roasted aromas dominate, smoky burnt toast with coffee and dark cocoa notes with hints of toffee.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 4.5% ABV
Bitterness: 22 IBU (moderate)
Hop Aroma: Low
OG & FG: 10.3 °P & 1.8 °P
Colour: 180 °EBC (dark with a deep red hue)

CALIFORNIA BLONDE
Brewed in the true style of the Californian blonde beers, this is a lightly flavoured beer. It is a very easy drinking beer. It is a hybrid ale (an ale that drinks like a lager) with neither the malt nor the hops dominating the flavour.

Flavour
Easy drinking with some maltiness, some bitterness and some ester fruitiness.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV
Bitterness: 18 IBU (low)
Hop Aroma: None
OG & FG: 10.3 °P & 2.0 °P
Colour: 11 EBC

COUNTRY ALE
A quaffable pale ale with low maltiness and a pleasant hop aroma. This is a beer drinkers’ beer, crisp and refreshing with dryness from burtonised water (very hard brewing water) and some astringency from the hop polyphenols.

Flavour
Mid strength beer with a good bitterness and East Kent Goldings as a classic English ale aroma hop.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 3.8% ABV
Bitterness: 26 IBU (moderate)
Hop Aroma: Prominent – English Hops
OG & FG: 10.0 °P & 2.8 °P
Colour: 15 EBC
Maltiness: Low

ENGLISH IPA
This popular English IPA has the highest alcohol level of all the Swagga brands. The 5.8% alcohol is balanced by a higher hop bitterness and rounded off with a fruity red apple ester. This classic is less assertive (in your face) than an American IPA.

Flavour
Medium maltiness and rich with fruity esters.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 5.8% ABV
Bitterness: 43 IBU (assertive – but balanced by the malt and fruity esters)
Hop Aroma: Moderate – English Hops
OG & FG: 13.7 °P & 3.0 °P
Colour: 14 EBC


IRISH RED
The dominant flavours are provided by the speciality malts giving the colour, the biscuity roasted grain flavours and the deep red malty hues when the beer is held up to the light. The hops provide medium bitterness to balance the maltiness, but the focus is mainly on the malt so the hop aroma is very low.

Flavour
Medium maltiness and roasted malt.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 4.5% ABV
Bitterness: 24 IBU (noticeable)
Hop Aroma: Low
OG & FG: 11 °P & 2.5 °P
Colour: 30 EBC

KRISTALL WEISS
Weiss beer is a Bavarian specialty. It has an emphasis on the characteristic flavours, produced by the yeast during fermentation. Normally this type of beer is served as a cloudy hefeweiss, this beer is filtered to produce a crystal-clear version of the summer Bavarian favourite.

Flavour
Characteristic clove and banana fruity esters overlay a bready wheat beer.

Key Facts
Alcohol: 4.8% ABV
Bitterness: 14 IBU (very low)
Hop Aroma: None
OG & FG: 12 °P & 3 °P
Colour: 10 EBC