Two Metre Tall
Two Metre Tall Original Soured Ale
Brewery: Two Metre Tall
Style: Sour Ale
Format: 750ml Bottle
A trail blazer for soured ales in Australia! This ale was brewed and then underwent spontaneous fermentation over a period of 18 months. This is a remarkable and wonderful process; whilst "normal beers", inoculated with commercially available pitching yeasts, take just 10 days to ferment, a spontaneous fermentation will take much longer. In this time, potentially hundreds of species - from saccharomyces to lactobacillus to brettanomyces - will work, each producing their own aromatic & flavour characteristics, some acidifying the ale, some adding texture and mouth feel, with the result of the whole significantly greater than the sum of the parts. A 100% spontaneous fermentation followed by fully spontaneous bottle conditioning, we expect the spontaneously fermented elements to keep slowly working in bottle. Like any cellared product, be sure to decant the ale from bottle and serve chilled, not cold. This ale, whilst already matured, is but a "young pup" and will age gracefully in bottle for many years to come.
Rated 96 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com