Amalthaea is a mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with barley, wheat and oats, fermented and aged in used red wine barrels for 12 months with a mixed culture containing Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus.
After a first period of ageing, it was transferred on top of a mix of hand-picked Raspberries, Tayberries, Blackcurrants, Cherries and Strawberries from the brewer’s own garden for a further 8 months of maceration.
Before bottling, we blended it back with our light farmhouse ale Seedling, to then go through a bottle conditioning process.
It presents itself with a very light red colour, carrying elegant notes of berries and wood to the nose.
It is dry and tart, with a light sharpness given by malic acid from the fruits.
Best served at 8°C. This beer will continue to develop in the bottle for several years.
75cl, 6.5% ABV