Kereru Old Red Oak Ale (500ml Bottle)
Kereru's Old Red Oak Ale is a dark amber ale, gently bittered, and lightly oaked. It's strong, sweet, and malty, with notes of toffee & stone fruit.
Old Red Oak Ale was lightly oaked with toasted prunings of American Turkey Oak, sustainably harvested by the gardeners from the Wellington Botanical Garden.
The original form of an 'old ale' was an old sour beer mixed with a young fresh beer. The modern form of an 'old ale' is simply aged in the fermenting tank for three months, and gets its depth of character from the layering of malts, treacle, toasted oak, and time in tank.
Ours is a sweet little brown beer with a bit of a kick. And if you are wondering what the little satyr is holding, it's a rhyton.
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguelly caramelly beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.