Penyllan - Nina (Vintage 2015)
This cuvée of three beers (a sour brown fermented with wild yeast, a blonde ale fermented with brettanomyces yeast and a clean saison) has been matured in a 2400 liter chianti foudre for 18 months before release. After maturation we only packaged two thirds and left the rest of the beer in the barrel, where it was topped up with fresh beer. A form of simplified solera system, that provides complexity and aged notes to the beer in a year or two.
Nina is an amber beer with white head and a complex aroma of apple, wet forest and a touch of vanilla from the oak. The flavour is light tart, with notes of red berries, plums and fresh dough complemented by toffee from toasted malt. Finish is dry with light caramel notes.