La Roja Variant with Black Currants and Grape Must
SOUR FRUITED FLEMISH ALE
FRUITED LA ROJA VARIANT SERIES
TIME IN OAK: 8.5 Months
HOPS: Strisselspalt & Tettnang
GRAINS: Pilsner Malt, Pale Malt, Munich 10, Wheat Malt, Crystal 150, Black Malt & Dextrose
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Black Currant Puree & Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Must
LAST RELEASE: June 2019
We oak-aged our Foeder styled La Roja for 8.5 months before transferring back to stainless steel and adding 45 gallons of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon grape must and 100 gallons of Black Currant puree. After over 3 months on the fruit, we transferred, bottled, and packaged conditioned the concoction. Carrying aromas of dark berries, cocoa, and mature red grape vineyards, La Roja with Black Currants and Grape Must is a beautiful and complex fusion with notes of an earthy, tart red wine, deep black currant undertones, and some classic Roja characteristics of caramel, cocoa, hazelnut, and cedar.
Cheers and Mahalo plenty!
Ron Jeffries, Founder and Chief Squeegee Operator