大海の蛙 (Frog in the Ocean)
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A Belgian dessert tripel with pineapple and coconut, conceived with Australian baked goods in mind!
This international collaboration saw our Australian compatriots express Japanese sweets in a Belgian Quad. On this side of the ocean, we looked to Australian sweets and presented those through the base of a Belgian Tripel.
We saw that a lot of cookies and cakes in Australia utilize a combination of fruit and coconut, so that became the base inspiration for this beer. We decided to go with pineapple thinking that its flavor would go well with the fruity nuance of our house yeast. Combining this with coconut milk powder rounds out the flavor and gives a bit of a tropical nuance. Finally, many desserts utilized almond shavings as accents, so we finished off the trio with an addition of powdered almond.
The resulting beer is one of the more unique ones we have made here at KBC. It definitely retains its Belgian roots with yeast driven flavors and high ABV. A touch of acidity from the pineapple increases drinkability and gives an extra perception of dryness, while the coconut and almond combine to give a moist yellow cake-like impression. While we felt a bit like a fish out of water (or a frog in the ocean!) when making this beer, we are excited by the final product and appreciative of all that we learned from our peers in Australia!