Introducing "Emily" from Penyllan, a vintage 2017 golden ale that has undergone a fascinating aging process in a 500-litre second use sherry barrel. This unique maturation technique adds layers of complexity and character to the beer, resulting in a truly captivating drinking experience.
As you pour "Emily" into your glass, you'll be greeted by a hazy orange hue, reminiscent of a beautiful sunset. The small white head crowns the beer, adding a touch of elegance to its appearance. Aromas of soft stone fruits delicately waft from the glass, accompanied by subtle hints of wet iron. As the beer breathes, additional layers of complexity unfold, revealing notes of honey, citrus, wet leather, and even a touch of graphite.
With each sip, "Emily" delights the palate with its lively carbonation and unctuous mouthfeel. The flavors dance on the tongue, showcasing sour tropical fruits that evoke a sense of tangy delight. As the beer evolves on the palate, the taste of unripe peach emerges, accompanied by firm tannins that provide structure and depth. A hint of brioche adds a touch of richness and complexity to the overall flavor profile.
The journey of "Emily" concludes with a subtle minerally finish, where notes of decomposing wood and lingering white vinegar leave a lasting impression. These unique elements contribute to the beer's overall character, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that Penyllan is renowned for.