Amber Lees & Bière de Garde - 1 Pair
Amber Lees & Bière de Garde - 1 Pair
Amber Lees & Bière de Garde - 1 Pair
Amber Lees & Bière de Garde - 1 Pair
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Amber Lees & Bière de Garde - 1 Pair

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1x Amber Lees - 750 ml, 7.2% ABV

1x Bière de Garde - 750 ml, 6.3% ABV


Amber Lees

Amber Lees was made from a single wort produced in June 2020, using the rich first runnings from two mashes. A large quantity of aged hops was added to the boil to balance the sweetness of the wort.

Fermentation took place in two freshly emptied, unrinsed barrels from Ross on Wye Cider & Perry Company having been used to make one of their unique single variety ciders. The aroma of the empty barrels was wonderfully heady, with a mix of apple and sweet American oak aromatics.

The wort fermented using just the lees remaining in the barrels for 14 months. This relatively short time was chosen to preserve the rich, full body we desired. The resulting beer was primed with dark muscavado sugar and matured in bottle for a full year before release.


Bière de Garde

This is our third edition of Bière de Garde. It was produced from a blend of four barrels, from four different beers, produced in June 2018, March 2019, August 2019 and July 2020. The contrasting brews varied in colour and production technique. Some used a turbid mash, others an ale mash, with colours varying from from pale to brown. Both aged and fresh hops were used in the boils.

They each fermented in a range of fairly neutral barrels, allowing the flavour of the malt, hops and fermentations to shine. The resulting blend is dry and toasty, with balancing acidity and funk.

Cheers,
Gen & Jonny Mills