FYNE ALES ORIGINS BREWING - sUMMER 2018 collection
FORMAT: Bottle (375ml)
Succession is a single-barrel mixed fermentation saison fermented with our house culture and over seven kilograms of foraged meadowsweet. Meadowsweet, originally used as an adjunct in mead-making, was used by the Celts for brewing over 3,000 years - predating the use of hops as way of flavouring and preserving ales.
It is alleged to have medicinal and spiritual properties, as well as a unique flavour profile that when combined with a simple wort base and fermented in American oak with our Brett-forward house culture for ten months has created a beautiful, complex beer.
FROM THE BREW TEAM:
"This was our first foray into using meadowsweet in beer - having read about its incredible history in brewing and having an abundance of it in Glen Fyne, we were keen for it to feature in an Origins Brewing beer, and it will certainly again in the future.
Meadowsweet has a truly unique depth of flavour - it's unusual and familiar at the same time and has really worked with our house culture to produce a really interesting beer that we suspect will only improve in flavour with age."
A deceptively pale colour hides complex aromas of milky almonds and earthy funk. The taste is initially floral, before meandering through subtle notes of soft-fleshed and orchard fruits with a background of oak and Bretty undertones. The finish is dry and slightly phenolic.