In our last beer from ART series, we’ve joined forces with a brewery derived from the heart of the Basque country – Basqueland Brewing. We have created ART+30 Pastry Sour Ale – Pink Guava, Pineapple & Passionfruit!
To recreate a pastry dessert taste in the production process we used three types of tropical fruits: pink guava, pineapple and passionfruit, which enriched the aromatic profile of this beer! Addition of milk sugar – lactose balanced the sour taste and brings more sweetness. The velvety texture and haziness was obtained thanks to the addition of wheat malt and oat flakes!
We wanted to recreate a pastry dessert taste in this beer so it must be sweet! – that’s why 2% of the extract comes from lactose, milk sugar, which is not taking part in the fermentation process, thanks to which it balances the acidity of lactic acid and tropical fruits. The velvety texture and haziness was obtained thanks to the addition of wheat malt and oat flakes!
Hoppy profile is very delicate – we used hops mainly for aroma to receive more intense citrus notes.
Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria that can be found on a daily basis, among others in sourdough, kefir or yogurt, added to the brew kettle just before cooking with hops produce lactic acid, which intensifies the sour taste of beer and deepens its refreshing character. This strain also introduces some fruity esters, associated with red apple and citrus.
Fruits – We use purees made from whole, stuck fruit. That is why their aroma is so fresh and intense! Half part of the fruit purees has been fermented and the second part went to beer just before pasteurization, thanks to which their natural sweetness has been preserved, countered by the sour taste of beer. The selection of fruits used in the production process is the quintessence of the tropics! Fruit paradise capped in a bottle.
Vanilla – aging with vanilla sticks complements the dessert character of this beer and combines well with its fruity character.
- Style: Pastry Fruit Sour
- Extract: 18,0%
- Alcohol: 5,9%
- IBU: 8
- Malts: barley: Pilsner; wheat, oat flakes
- Bitter: Columbus (US)
- Aromatic: Citra (US)
- Yeast: US-05
- Bacteria: Lactobacillus plantarum
- Additives: laktose; pink guava, passionfruit, pineapple purees
- Appearance: light-orange
- Aromas: passionfruit, sweet pineapple, peach, guava, citrus, tropical, gently yogurt
- 1 – full
- 2 – sour
- 3 – sweet`n sour, gently astringent
- Serving temperature: 8-12⁰C
- Glass: Sensoric, tulip, snifter
- Dishes: Fish taco with lime and coriander sauce; scallops with tofu and marinated red onion
- Cheese: Goat soft cheese
- Dessert: Lemon pudding & meringue tart pie