Leckhampton Hill Mixed Fermentation Ale by Deya Brewing Company.
Oak aged mixed fermentation ale with locally foraged elderflower. This beer has been conditioned in red wine barrels for over 12 months with a mixed culture. The result is a tart, funky and quenching ale with flavours of lemon, hay and elderflower.
Most of our mixed fermentation beers have a similar base beer, which we are calling Simple Wheat Thing. It has pilsner malt, flaked wheat and wheat malt, to create a simple beer, which has low bitterness from moderate hopping.
It was fermented with our house yeast, as well as a range of other yeast and bacteria to create soft fruit aromas and gentle acidity. It was conditioned in oak barrels for 6-9 months, and different barrels blended to refine the balance. The fermentation character is evolving, but is not too dominant in the beers this year.
This creates a restrained base beer for the Elderflower to shine. We collected Elderflower local to the brewery, created a syrup, and added it to the beer at bottling. It was bottled in July 2020, and has spent the subsequent months conditioning, allowing the flavours to come together.
Tasting note: Sunny aroma of elderflower, zest, hay, cut grass.
Bright flavours with a crisp and swift finish with gentle clean acidity.
You can order DEYA Leckhampton Hill Mixed Ferm by Deya Brewing Company for UK delivery or collection from our bottle shop in Stockport.
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