Old Groats tasting notes
Old Groats is a Sour Ale from Galway Bay, brewed with honey and buckwheat and barrel aged at French Oak barrels. It has a sour nose, with honey on top and wheat notes. Taste is funky and sour, ballanced by honey. Finish is dry with some sweet aftertaste.
A sour ale, also known as wild ale is a category that englobes all type of ales that are brewed with other bacterias than traditional brewing yeasts—Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus or Acetobacter to name the most common. The composition of this microflora varies a lot even between short geographical distances—probably due to the evolutionary pressure of human brewing activity—making each local variation unique.