Barrel aged Applelation (Calvados & White wine)

This version of Appelation was brewed in November 2015, and aged in a mixture of Baden white wine and Calvados barrels. Some barrels had apple pomace (russet apples) added to them, some had brett lambicus, some had brett claussenii added, and some were just straight Appelation. The barrels were emptied after 1 year in November 2016, and packaged early 2017, conditioned until May 2017.

The nose is captivating with a very earthy wiff that is remenicent of a wet forest floor with hints of marshmallow, clove, and red apples. The beer itself is round and full bodied. It’s a sweet and sour escape where deep apple flavours dominate followed by a nice bit of funk and umami courtesy of the brettanomyces. There is a hint of stone fruit and pear in the background.

Style

Calvados/White Wine Barrel Aged Bramley Apple Saison

ABV

10%

Malt

Golden Promise, Extra Pale

Yeast

French Saison

Microbes

Brettanomyces Lambicus, Brettanomyces Claussenii, other wild yeasts

Hops

Admiral, Hallertau Hersbrucker