Originally conceived to better withstand storage in oak barrels, the Old English Ale was initially a British pale ale with a higher alcohol content. The presence of wild yeasts of the Brettanomyces type gives our Old English Ale its candied fruits and brandy aromas, while its 24 months maturation in oak barrels results in a winey flavor caused by the oxidation of alcohols. The long maturation process of our Old English Ale is what allows it to develop all the desired complexity.
The perfect match according to Martin Thibault, Les Coureurs des Boires
Wine-like, filled with aromas of cherries, chocolate and leather, this beer requires a serious pairing. After all, it’s been aged in oak for 2 full years to reach the desired balance of complexity and generosity. It deserves a rare steak and a blue cheese sauce. Or an arugula salad with dried figs, roasted pistachios and a balsamic vinaigrette. Dressed in the most comfortable of bathrobes. The night of a full moon? Howling optional.
10% alc./vol IBU 43. Extra strong beer aged in oak barrels during 24 months. Vinous, caramel and woody aroma.