Figaro | 2015
The Figaro project is a blend of sour Strong Blond ales aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 18 months with white figs, lemon peel and orange peel. We start this blend with freshly emptied chardonnay barrels from the Willamette Valley wine region and fill them with our strong blond ale, imparting a complex white wine character to the beer with a hint of oak. After several months of maturation, we add lemon peel, orange peel and dried white figs to each barrel and allow a slow, steady fruit fermentation to take place.
Figaro ‘15 Tasting Notes
Color: Golden-orange with white head
Nose: White figs, citrus peel, green grapes, apple skins
Body: Medium-bodied, high effervescence, medium dry, bright acidity
Flavor: Dried figs, lemon zest, chardonnay, orange peel