Angucho - 2 Bottles
Angucho - 2 Bottles
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Angucho - 2 Bottles

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2x 750 ml

4.8% ABV

Beer Details:
Angucho is our first coffee beer. As with many of our blends, the idea came first from tasting through our ripening barrel stock, with several barrels putting us in mind of the flavours seen in some lighter-roast specialty coffees.

The beer is a blend of four brews produced in July and August 2020 and August 2022. The worts were made using small quantities of roasted and crystallised barley to produce dark amber beers with flavours reminiscent of red fruits, cocao, nuts, and coffee. The wort was boiled with aged hops to provide a restrained hop flavour and to allow for good production of acidity by the lactic acid bacteria present in our spontaneous fermentations.

Each brew was fermented and matured in relatively neutral French and American oak barrels, giving subtle notes of vanilla, tobacco, and spice. The average age of the blend at bottling was 30 months. The coffee beans were then steeped in the finished blend for a brief two hours prior to bottling.

To best suit the blend, we selected a medium roast, washed coffee from our local specialty-roastery Golden Sheep Coffee. It was grown in Yaquiva, in the municipality of Inza, located in the Cauca department of Colombia by Ricardo Angucho on his small farm named El Mirador. It brought complimentary notes of cherry, marzipan, almond, and dark chocolate to the beer. They were roasted, ground, steeped, and removed from the beer all within 24 hours. Finally, the beer was primed with muscavado sugar for bottle conditioning and matured for four months before release.

The finished beer is deep amber in colour with aromas of red fruit and spice, with the coffee clearly cutting through. The palate is deceptively light and fresh, with a balance of sweetness, acidity, and tannin. Akin to a refreshing cold brew. The finish is satisfyingly snappy, leaving a lasting lick of coffee.


Cheers,
Gen and Jonny Mills