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The Kernel Chinook Mandarina Bavaria Foeder Beer 330ml (4.6%)

The Kernels Foeder Beer is a mixed culture fermentation with their house mixed culture and a belgian pale ale strain.

Lots of bittering hops to suppress the lacto and pedio, and prevent it getting too tart. Dry, bitter, belgian esters, fruity hops. We fermented this in our foudre (which means large barrel, in this case a 5000 litre oak vessel, ex Bordeaux red wine), hence the name. Both the foudre and mixed culture will both have a lot of brett / wild yeast in them, and there is potential for it to improve on ageing.

The beer tastes like a Belgian Pale Ale (probably the best way to describe it). Fermentation in the foudre also seems to really help the texture, which is lovely and creamy, soft and round. The fresh hops give their green / chlorophyll / vegetation to the flavour and body of the beer, but the spice of the belgian yeasts balances this well. This particular variety of hops has strong coconut and herbal flavours and lemons, which come through well, but subtly enough to not unbalance the beer.

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