Style: Strong Ale
Hops: Brewers Gold, Spalt Select, Magnum
Colour: Antique Gold
Rich elderflower aromas, ripe red berry and citrus flavours and a long, smooth, fruity finish.
Attila was our first ever Cask Aged beer!
John Bryan (our Brewing Director) started his first experiments with krausening Attila back in 2001, wanting to create a strong ale that was nevertheless easy to drink. Although perhaps only John that would regard a 7.5% ABV strong ale like Attila as “sessionable” !
Our Cask Aged beers see a lot of our brewers’ time, care and attention. The process starts with great beer being made and fermented in the usual Oakham way, then at the end of the initial fermentation we remove the tired yeast cells from the beer and introduce fresh yeast to complete the fermentation – the process known as krausening. The beer is then racked in casks and cellared like a fine wine to allow flavours and conditioning to develop. All of our cask aged beers are aged for at least 6 weeks – usually for much longer. Attila, for example, is aged for at least 6 months.
2009 - Gold - Champion Winter Beer of Britain
2009 - Silver - Champion Beer of Britain
2004 - Gold - SIBA East Overall Champion