Valmiermuiža Distilled Wheat beerABV42,0 %.
Distilled wheat beer is burned Valmiermuiža wheat ale. The aroma is defined by fruit tones and a hint of wax, while the flavour is a balance between the silky sweetness of malt and fine acidic notes derived from top-fermenting yeast.
|BURNED FROM||Valmiermuiža Wheat Beer|
|ALC.BY VOLUME||42,0 %|
|FLAVOUR||The silky sweetness of malt, mild acidity|
In creating distilled lager, Valmiermuiža’s landlord was inspired by the world famous Calvados that is made from Normandy cider. To fulfil this vision, our brewery ordered a special beer kiln in Germany from globally-renowned small kiln and distillation equipment specialist, Arnold Holstein. At the brewery, the kiln is positioned alongside the beer boiling tanks.
Brewing distilled lager requires a lot of time, care and patience, because just 50 ml of burned beer can be obtained from 500 ml of beer. In the kiln, the beer is heated to a temperature of over 75 °C. It is a slow process – in three hours, from 150 litres of beer, we obtain just seven litres of distilled larger with a strength of ABV 80%. Later on, we mix this with water from Valmiermuiža’s artesian well so that the strength “drops” to 42 %. Before it is poured into a bottle, distilled lager is frozen to a temperature of —4 °C, thus making it even purer.
You’ll appreciate it best it after a hearty meal as a final dot over the letter i or as a digestif. Serve in Valmiermuiža’s small stemmed tulip shaped glass at 140C. Just like a fine wine, distilled lager ages well. Therefore, we recommend saving it for special festive meals or taking it with you to distant lands as a gift from home.