Jacobsen Vintage nr. 1, 2008 - lagret på et svensk egetræsfad Denne Barley wine er lagret i 6 måneder på et svensk egetræsfad fra Hjo, i J.C. Jacobsens originale kælder fra 1847. Farven er kastaniebrun med Café au Lait farvet skum. Aromaen er præget af svesker, vanilje, egetræ og karamel. Smagen er fyldig med en let og afrundet lang bitterhed. Egner sig fortrinligt til en blåskimmelost, cremet chokoladekage eller f.eks. Créme Brulée.
Forside-etiketten er et litografisk tryk fra sten af Frans Kannik. Trykt i 2008 i et oplag af 100 eksemplarer. Etiketten format er inspireret af tiden før 1881 og er ét ud af en serie på fire.
OBS: ettiketten bagpå er en smule beskadigt
Specialøl brygget af bygmalt, sirup af invertsukker & humle. Alkohol: 10,5% Vol Netto: 37,5 cl
Vintage No.1 has, as the only contemporary beer, been matured in J.C. Jacobsen's original crypt-like cellar from 1847, for six months in new Swedish and new French oak barrels. "The project started as a wild idea and a wish to create a new type of beer that had never been seen before. During the ageing process in new barrels, lots of chemical processes take place. Not all reactions are known but they taste wonderful", says Jens Eiken, Head Brewer at Jacobsen. The beer will be sold exclusively from the Carlsberg Visitors centre in Valby. This means that you have to visit Denmark in order to purchase a bottle (you can find the address herewww.visitcarlsberg.com). Each bottle of Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is labelled with an original hand stilled lithographic print made by the Danish artist Frans Kannik. The prints depict fables of Sif. Sif was married to the Nordic god Thor, who was often used by Carl Jacobsen, the son of J.C. Jacobsen, as a symbol of strength. "Of course the price attracts attention. We really wanted to challenge the beliefs of what beer can be and we've definitely succeeded. Vintage No. 1 is a perfect example of our true passion for beer and high quality standards."Says Jens Eiken, Head Brewer at The Jacobsen Brewhouse. Raising the bar of brewing The Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is a barley wine which is characterised by intense caramel and Sherry/Madeira-like flavours. When maturing in new oak barrels other processes also take place, however, these are dependent on the type of oak used as well as the desired degree of toasting. The beer type: The Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is an oak aged barley wine with an ABV on 10.5% The grists contain Maris Otter pale ale malt, Maris Otter Imperial malt and caramel malt. Invert sugar is added during the four hours wort boiling as well as bittering hops, in the shape of Challenger and Target, and aroma hops in the shape of Bramling Cross and Fuggles. The beer is fermented at 25°C with English ale yeast. The beer is matured for six month in new Swedish barrels (Thorlundskagge – oak from Hjo) and new French barrels (Cote dór barrels – oak from Alsace). The beer has flavours of vanilla, smoke, caramel, prunes and port from maturing on Swedish or French Cote dór oak casks. The beer originating from the Swedish oak has a more dominant caramel aroma. The bitterness issoft and intriguing. During the production and maturing of a barley wine, Maillard reactions are continuously going on which adds caramel and nut aromas to the beer. In Jacobsen Vintage, you can actually taste different personalities in the beer in the form of Maillard, Schiff, Amador and Strecker.