AMBER ・ RED ORANGE
A red ale bursting with orange flavours. We made this beer with rich sweet malts to create its lovely deep colour and sharpened it up with hops that sing with notes of orange citrus, Clementine and marmalade. All this is finished off with a touch of fresh orange zest.
500 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 27/02/14 ・ BEST BEFORE: 27/06/14 ・ 5.1%ABV
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1054 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1012 ・ IBU: 30
For this Amber Ale we used Maris Otter Pale malt along with Munich, Crystal Rye and a touch of Melanoiden malt. The Munich adds a slight sweetness and adds body. We love the unusual taste of rye and think it works really well in a beer. to accompany any sweet notes with a dry finish.
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
We used one of our favourite hops in this beer, Amarillo. Having successfully used it before in a single hop beer, we decided to accompany it with British hop, Admiral and US hop Palisade. Amarillo has trademark aromas of floral citrus, whilst Palisade offers mellow fruit flavours, subtle compared to other bold US hops. The hops from the homeland offer orange and herbal citrus to round off the delicious beer.
Fermented with Safale S-05 yeast
This beer is bottle conditioned. This means that instead of filtering all the yeast out of the beer and injecting CO2 to make it fizz, we keep the yeast in and let the beer go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It's the same process Champagne makers use. It creates its own natural carbon dioxide resulting in a light fizz that we think is a more refined texture and mouthfeel. The beer is alive. It is unfiltered, un-fined and unpasteurized.
The process does leave some yeast sediment in the bottom, so pour in one smooth motion if you want to leave it in the bottle.
Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine
At The Cotswold Brewing Company, Stow Road, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2HN
Store upright in a cool dark place. The freshness in the hops is key to this beer so drink fresh and do not age.
We use the finest ingredients possible and avoid any unnecessary chemicals or processing aids. We do not pasteurize, filter or clear our beers with synthesised chemicals. The result is that they don’t always have perfect clarity, but we feel this is a sacrifice worth making for keeping anything unnatural out of our beer.
All our beers are vegan friendly.