La Framboise Raspberry Wild Ale
Raspberry wild ale. A spontaneously fermented wheat beer, using old hops. A long three hour boil after a decoction step mash, the day before. Cooled overnight in winter months in a coolship - an open tray, in our barrel room with the doors open. Sometimes blended with our Zinneke. Local fruit, from Waimate, aged for 6 months on one year old, ‘our spontaneous’ coolship beer, O’ambic, then re-fermented in the bottle.
Food pairing: Cream cheese with raspberries. Almonds, hazelnut or walnut desserts. Chocolate.