6.7 UK Units
Appearance : A hazy Belgian Abbey style red rye beer.
Malts : Pale Ale, Cara Red, Crystal Rye, Oat Malt and Chocolate Malt.
Hops : Sovereign (UK), Sticklebract & Waimea (NZ) and Azacca (US) and dry hopped with Styrian Goldings pellets (Slovenia).
Taste : Brewed with 4 malts, crystal rye and 5 hops to produce a complex malty, bitter and hoppy flavour profile with a strong ‘start’, ‘middle’ and ‘end’ followed by a long and satisfying, hoppy/malty linger.
Ingredients : Water, malt, hops and yeast.
Unfined – Suitable for vegans.
Allergen information : Contains barley (GLUTEN) and wheat (GLUTEN)
This red rye winter beer is named after Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Viking hero and ruler who is known from the Viking Age Old Norse Sagas. Ragnar distinguished himself in many raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England during the late 8th/early 9th century, starting with his raid on Lindisfarne in 793. Captured by King Aella of Northumbria, the sagas say Ragnar was executed by being cast into a pit full of snakes. The Great Heathen Army that invaded the northeast of England in 865 was led by five sons of Ragnar Lodbrok to wreak revenge against King Aella. The sons were Ivar the Boneless, Ubba, Björn Ironside, Hvitserk and Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and the rest as they say is history.
This beer was brewed by Brinkburn St in collaboration with the Bigg Market Brewery using Marlish water direct from the Northumberland hills. Marlish water lands as rain in the Cheviots and is then filtered through rock and strata over 150 years where it acquires its pure quality and fine taste.