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Tommie Sjef

Druif (2022) / Wild Ale / 8.1%

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Wild Ale - 750ml Bottle

Regularly we bring out a new vintage of Druif — it’s the beer where it all started. A wild ale made with organic red wine grapes (harvested in 2021, Mátra region, Hungary).
This year’s vintage is made solely with Kékfrankos grapes. A perfect grape variety which blends very well with our wild ales. We used a blend of different wild ales (approx. aged for two years in wooden barrels), to let referment and macerated further for another year on the wine grapes.
The long maceration with the grapes gives the beer more structure and layeredness in taste, since the skins of the grapes have had the time to release their tannins and their taste.
With this vintage we tried to focus on the interaction of the slightly more pronounced bitterness and delicate fruity aromas from the aged hops we used in the beer, and on the tannins from the wine grapes. In our opinion, this resulted in a very well balanced wild ale, blurring the boundaries between beer and (natural) wine perfectly.

Untappd: 4.27 (May 2024)

Best Before: 24-09-2032 (10 years)

Country Netherlands
Style Wild Ale
Brewery Tommie Sjef
ABV% 8.1%
Size 750ml