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Crossover Blendery

Bramble, Thorn, and Briar

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Description

Type: Lambic

Wild Ale

Process: Our base golden ale (60%/70% malted barley, 40%/30% raw wheat) spontaneously fermented and aged for 8 months in neutral french oak barrels. The beer was moved out of barrel and onto organic Driscoll Victoria blackberries (from Herefordshire) and organic Driscoll Maravilla raspberries (also Herefordshire) in separate tanks.

We punched the fruit caps down daily once refermentation had commenced. The beer was on fruit for a total of 5 months before blending together. We blended 3 further components into the beer before packaging.

Conditioning: Packaged with a small amount of priming sugar for natural carbonation in the bottle. We do not add yeast at this point, or at any point in the process. Bottles laid to rest on side and conditioned for 6 months on release.

Notes: Pure summer nostalgia. Jammy sweetness on the nose. The palate reflects this with further notes of wild berries, forest floor and mint. Rounded acidity and confident effervescence.

Ingredients: Malted barley (pilsner), raw wheat, aged hops (whole leaf fuggles, whole leaf strisselspalt, & whole leaf saaz), blackberries (driscoll victoria), raspberries (driscoll maravilla), water.

Brewing season: 2019/2020

Fruit season: 2020

Country United Kingdom
Style Lambic / Mix Ferm
Brewery Crossover Blendery
ABV% 5.5%
Size 750ml

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