While the previous beers in the Lora collection are all blends of different bases and barrels, Vireo is unique from these as it is the result of one single brew fermented and aged in a single 500 litre puncheon.
The brew that comprises Vireo was made in early October 2021 and consisted of organic Nelson Sauvin and Wakatu hops, fresh lemon myrtle leaves, organic Schooner pale barley, organic malted wheat, and organic chit malt.... and allowed to naturally carbonate and condition with raw, unheated Malfroy’s Gold Blue Mountains Polyflora Wild honey.
On the nose, lemonheads and citrus blossoms shine alongside fresh spring new growth, all supported by herbaceous spice. Sparkling aromatic white wine shows first on the palate with a tempered acidity that feels almost equal parts citric and lactic. White peach, bitter orange and chinotto recede while touches of honey carry into the finish. - Lora