Apparent Horizon was brewed as a slightly stronger, “Vollbier” (full beer) strength Berliner Weisse, with a 35% portion of the malt bill coming from rye malt. After a mixed primary fermentation with yeast and lactobacillus bacteria, it was transferred into our original, 1936 Cypress wood lagering tank. An authentic brettanomyces culture was pitched for a long, slow, 9-month secondary fermentation. The resulting beer is a highly complex, spicy version of a Berliner Weisse. It features a moderate but balanced acidity with notes of lemon and cider.