Colour: Pale Amber
Hops: Jester, Harlequin, Bramling Cross (all UK)
Malts: Maris Otter and Crystal Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
Brewer Ed Sharman gave these tasting notes after sampling the latest batch of Khyber Pass – straight from the brewer’s mouth so to speak!
“Sweet, biscuit aromas with pithy citrus notes. Flavour is full-on orange marmalade – the proper, bitter, coarse-cut kind.
Smooth body and plenty of fruity notes provided by good ester formation during fermentation followed by a pleasing bitter finish.”
First brewed in 2005, Khyber Pass returned in 2019 with an updated recipe featuring 100% British hops – Fuggles and Goldings are joined by the exciting new variety – Harlequin.
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.