Hops: Pacific Gem, Nelson Sauvin (both New Zealand)
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Clear Choice
Allergens: Contains Gluten
A powerful potion packed with New Zealand sourced hops. Huge citrus hop aromas and flavours and a transformative bitterness.
Mr Hyde was originally to be the alter ego to our planned June 2020 seasonal beer “Dr Jekyll”.
A Strange Case of Two Very Different Beers ….!
That was the plan at any rate.
Something rather more sinister got in the way of that but whilst “Dr Jekyll” was pushed back to hopefully form part of our 2021 seasonal range, Mr Hyde made its appearance in July 2020.
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.