Long Life is a American Wild Ale aged in oak casks with different varieties of wine grapes, hops and fruits. Each beer in the series is an appreciation of the nuance and complexity that extended time in oak imparts. All-in-all over two and a half years of barrel-aging and cellaring went into bringing this series to the bottle.
This edition of Long Life is aged on Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc grape juice, Hallertau Blanc hops, and peach. It displays complex and inviting aromas: ripe white peach flesh and gooseberry are intertwined with delicate jasmine, honeysuckle and subtle barnyard funk. The Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc grapes meld on the palate offering up flavors of tart pear, quince and dried persimmon with a flinty minerality, Overtones of peach carry through to the finish where the Hallertau Blanc hops amplify the palate with flavors of white table grape and bright lemon and add a herbaceous pop of elderflower and fresh lemongrass. Long Life - Peach is a touch sweet and moderately sour with a medium body, invigorating carbonation and a clean finish. Show Less