Style: Cask Aged Strong Ale
Colour: Antique Gold
Hops: Brewers Gold, Spalt Select and Magnum (all Germany)
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt and Clear Choice
Allergens: Contains Gluten
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 would regard a 7.5% ABV strong ale like Attila as “sessionable” !
Oakham’s Cask Aged beers command a lot of the brewing team’s care and attention and these award-winning beers prove that it’s time well spent!
The process starts with great beer being brewed in the usual Oakham way, but at the end of the initial fermentation, yeast cells are removed from the beer.
This is because yeast gets tired and a bit bad tempered after working hard in the fermentation process and this can cause undesirable aromas and flavours.
So fresh yeast is introduced to complete the fermentation – a process known as “Krausening” and the method which ensures that Oakham’s Cask Aged beers taste so smooth and drinkable.
The beer is then racked in casks and cellared like a fine wine to allow development of the remarkable flavours and conditioning that characterize the Oakham Cask Aged range.
All of the Oakham Cask Aged beers are aged for at least 6 weeks – usually for much longer, with Attila being 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