A beautiful blend. A Belgian Gold Strong Ale brewed with Oolong and Pu'er Tea from our friends at Verdant Tea in Minneapolis. Its fruity esters bring out mild spicy notes and low peppery phenols. The tea enhances the pear, orange, and even apple-like flavors that are present throughout the experience of this liquid.
The process of seeping tea and mashing grains are actually quite similar. Tea leaves are seeped in warm water to extract the necessary flavors and colors, much like how grains are seeped in the water to extract the sugars and colors required for fermentation. The tea leaves extracted into this golden are subdued by the prominent honey like sweetness from the light malts. Like a tea this beer is sipper, with strong alcoholic sweetness and warmth.