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“Bencao & Jerry's: A Dark Matter”

Status: Available

STYLE:

SAISON W/ORANGE AND COFFEE

ABV:  5.9%

IBU:  13.0

OG:  13.9

INGREDIENTS

Hops:

Centennial

Malts:

Pilsen, Malted Oats, White Wheat

Other:

Saison Yeast

TASTINNOTES

Malt Character:

crisp, blancing

Hop Character:

citrusy, mild

Yeast Character:

very dry, floral, peppery

Other:

Coffee aroma, richness with a touch of acrid roast and BIG orange

aroma and flavor

FOOD PAIRING:

Cookies, Baked Beans, Dry-Rub Wings

DESCRIPTION:

Que Saudade!

Thank God weve got this tasty treat as a momento of our dear friends! We brewed this beer in collaboration with Andre from Morada down in Curitiba. He brought his pal Tim from Brewstel over in West Virginia and we decided to go for a full house and invited Noah from Dark Matter Roastery in Chicago. The malt bill is oat heavy to provide a rich backbone for an otherwise dry saison. The only hop addition was made at 30 minutes and meant to bitter slightly and give a nice orangey base upon which the addition of 3 pounds of orange peel builds a luscious fruitiness. 20 gallons of cold brew add an intense coffee flavor and aroma that rounds out this very complex brew and adds a balanced bitterness. A great example of great minds melding into ultimate greatness.