A brewer’s choice blend of complex, oak barrel aged Nico, this super limited release is an annual treat for the true Diggers among Orbit drinkers!
Every year we barrel age a small portion of Nico in our solera system, leaving it to ferment with some wild bugs and yeasts as well as specially selected strains of Brettanomyces.
When we fill the barrels with freshly fermented Nico, we do so on top of a small portion of BA Nico left behind from the previous year’s incarnation. This annual process allows our Cuvée de Cologne to change and develop year on year, whilst retaining links to Nico – the base beer, and previous releases of Cuvée de Cologne.
From the 2022 batch, you can expect aromas of toasted hay, oaky vanilla, and a subtle funk of lemon sherbet. Smooth bready malt flavours with retrained bitterness, delicate acidity, and a champagne-like dry finish.