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Cave-aged Three Philosophers

Cave-aged Three Philosophers Wine Details

Description: On a freezing day each mid-winter, 280 cases of Ommegang ale are transported forty five minutes east of Cooperstown to the heart of "cave country." The beer is lowered 156 feet into the celebrated Howe Caverns. This is the only cave-aging of beer on American soil in recent memory. Forty meters below ground, at a constant temperature of 52 degrees F (12 C), Brewery Ommegang's Three Philosophers ale peacefully matures.

Varietal Definition
Ale is beer that is brewed using only top-fermenting yeasts, and is typically fermented at higher temperatures than lager beer (15–23°C, 60–75°F). At these temperatures, ale yeasts produce significant amounts of esters and other secondary flavours and aromas, often resembling those of apple, pear, pineapple, grass, hay, banana, plum or prune.


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