Yonder Loop - Apple & Rose (January 2019)
Style : Wild Ale
ABV : 4.7%
Bottle Size : 375ml
How could we talk of ourselves a Somerset brewery, focusing on local ingredients, without calling upon some of our cider making friends for help?
The first release of Loop for 2019, brewed in Autumn 2018, featured 20% apple juice, pressed from beautifully tannic cider apples grown just a few miles up the road at Burrow Hill.
With no preservatives or pasteurisation, the juice did a very good job of added to our mixed cultures and the result is a cross between a dry, farmhouse cider and a tart farmhouse saison.
The addition of wild rose petals, gives a perceived floral sweetness to balance that dryness.