First brewed in 2002, Kaleidoscope was a regular customer favourite on Oakham seasonal rosters up until 2010.
So at the brewing team’s suggestion, we’re releasing a slightly stronger cask aged version of the beer as part of our “Oakham 30 Years” celebrations.
Deep red in colour with a full bodied taste. Brewed with roast and crystal malts which mellow in flavour to reveal a rich, robust hop finish.Brew Sheet
The Cask Ageing Process
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.