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Oaky Doki - English Pale Ale

Oaky Doki - English Pale Ale


It is a red beer (20 EBC) with a very present bitter flavor but pleasant for people not used to bitterness. Its little name is inspired by oak since this beer has matured for several months in a barrel of Irish Whiskey (First fill) made from American white oak with woody and vanilla notes. But let's go back to the beginning if you don't mind. Its bitterness is counterbalanced by a cara-type malt which gives it a characteristic sweetness of English beers, by unmalted organic Vaud barley which will give it body and dry hopping which gives it a flavor. But not just any 'Sieurs-Dames: an English hop (Brewer's Gold - grown without pesticides in Arare-Genève-Rive Gauche :). This variety is well known to brewers for its blackcurrant notes! So for this Ale, we said to ourselves that we needed a strain of yeast that would hold the line: trappist Ale yeast oblige (Orval)! We spare you here the sensory description because such a harmony ... You have to drink it to believe it!

Type of beer: English Pale Ale

Color: Red

Theft: 6%


"All the local potential expressed in your glass ''

Romain Chollet, is a wine merchant and agronomist who had the chance to carry out various trainings and internships in brewery, in particular in a Belgian Trappist abbey (Orval). Recently, he has found a magnificent place to brew a dozen beers (Aran, Bourg-en Lavaux, VD) that he offers you to discover. The brewery takes its name from Hordeum vulgare which means barley in Latin. Indeed, he pays special attention to the origin of raw materials. The brewery therefore uses a reconversion Bio Suisse malt barley malt (Explorer variety) grown on Vaud soil (Alexandre Pidoux, Forel-sur-Lucens). Hops are not to be outdone since they most often come from the market gardening hops in Grandcour (Bio Suisse also). But to sublimate our heritage, he manages to ferment it with good yeasts. And what could be better than the ancestral yeasts of the Belgian monks of Orval or Westvleteren, eh !?


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