Style: Belgian Witbier
ABV: 8.0 %
A favourite among the staff at Fork & Brewer! A deliciously tangy beer with delicious grain character that ever so slightly rides the tongue.
What would a Belgian brewer have for breakfast? Probably just a bit of toast, but the random imaginings of our brewer has resulted in this unusual answer of a beer.
A combination of crunchy grains in the form of barley, wheat, rye, oats, maize and spelt produced a wort that underwent a 40 hour souring with yoghurt bacteria.
Next up this was fermented with two strains of Brettanomyces bruxellensis, a Belgian yeast known for it’s big fruity character. A long slow maturation has resulted in this complex sour beer showing aromatics of pear and lemon sherbert. A rich mouthfeel with hints of grain and a wonderfully tart finish makes this beer drink surprisingly well for its strength.
A good start to the day? Probably not, but it’s good anyway!
Style: Bretted Multigrain Sour Ale
Malt: Lager light, Wheat, Sour Grapes, Flaked Rye, Flaked Barley, Spelt, Flaked Maize,
Hops: Wai iti
Yeast: Brettanomyces bruxellensis (also known as Saccharomyces bruxellensis)
Other: Yoghurt bacteria (Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus)
Look: hazy golden hay color with a white head
Flavor: rich mouthfeel with hints of grain and a wonderfully tart finish.
Aroma: pear and lemon sherbert