Brew By Numbers 18|06

Brew By Numbers England

From the brewer:

“Prior to the published studies of Pasteur, beer was frequently brewed in environments where it was susceptible to bacterial spoilage and infection by wild yeasts. Farmhouse ales epitomised this period of brewing history, when the bacteria and wild yeasts living in the local atmosphere would define the character of the beers brewed there.

Combining aspects from our Barrel Aged and Brett Aged series, some of our Farmhouse beers are aged using wild yeast strains in oak barrels. Others undergo multiple and/or mixed fermentations with specific cultures of bacteria and combinations of yeast strains. The results are yeast-driven flavours displaying not just sourness or funk, but deeper, more complex flavours of fruit, spice, tartness, tannins and oak. We’re looking forward to taking our Farmhouse series even further, with the aim of maturing multiple batches and blending them to create some truly unique beers.

18|06 FARMHOUSE: PEAR SAISON – A Saison brewed with low colour Maris Otter, wheat, spelt and oats, and simple hopping of East Kent Goldings in the boil. This was then blended with 300 litres of pear juice from Tom Oliver (Oliver’s Cider & Perry) and fermented with a mixed culture of our house saison yeast and selected Brettanomyces strains.

The pears used (Butt Pears) have moderate acids and tannins that produce fruity, slightly astringent flavours when used in perry. After the Saison yeast finished its work, the Brett has been left to shape the body of the beer gradually, harmonising the contrasting flavours and textures.

A rich, warming pear flavour coats the palate, lifted by a crisp, prickling carbonation and dry saison character. Delicate spice and herbal notes accentuate the fruit, ending with an assertive dry finish and lingering pear note.

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.00%

Packaging: KeyKegs & 750 ml bottles

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