“Lively” is what you can expect from this deep golden hued rustic ale with a complex flavor profile that continuously evolves in the bottle. A trio of hops contributes a bright herbal nose and citrus notes that give way to geraniol aromas and a hint of toasted malt. The zesty hop flavors and bitterness paired with toasted malts are the supporting flavors for a complex, fruity fermentation consisting of the original yeast plus a wild yeast added during secondary fermentation (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis). A third yeast is utilized for a fresh kick throughout the initial bottle conditioning while the wild yeast continues to perform slowly, making the beer drier and livelier over time. This beer will age gracefully for 8 years or more if you don’t drink it all fresh.
Inspiration comes from several sources conceptually with Orval, Trappist Ale (produced in Belgium) being at the core of inspiration for the complex fermentation. A look back into Brewmaster Chuck Silva’s history will show that he created a similar beer called Rayon Vert produced from 2010-2012 in San Diego, CA. We can now celebrate all these inspirations, similarities and differences in 2020 and beyond with Vēˈ vä ˌ Chē! Show Less