Would be Kings
AVAILABLE FROM 11 MAY 2020 TBC
Style: Strong Pale Ale
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Blanc (both Germany), Barbe Rouge (France), Pulawski (Poland)
Malts: Maris Otter and Wheat Malt
Allergens: Contains Gluten
Would be Kings
Subtly aromatic with red berry, pineapple and citrus fruit hop flavours and a hint of spice.
Another new beer for 2020, Would Be Kings follows on from Khyber Pass and Elephant in the Kanha in our Kiplingesque trilogy of cask aged beers.
Featuring four excellent European hops sourced from Germany, France and Poland.
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.