わたぬき (Watanuki)

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Watanuki is one of the most unique beers we have ever produced. The cistrusy nature of the lactic acid bacteria used for this kettle sour works to stitch together the sour character of ume and the sweet flavor of apricot. This combination creates a tart yet juicy background fruit character that is softened by the addition of pink Himalayan rock salt. The high ABV makes the beer an Imperial Gose while at the same time providing a stronger perception of body that can often be lacking in sour beers. The addition of fresh-picked rosemary is evident in the refreshing aroma it imparts to the beer. As a side effect, the rosemary needles and soft stalks also provide a hint of herbal tannin character that further accentuates the body.

So cheers to the changing of the seasons and the unique components of this one of a kind brew!

Naming: Watanuki is a phrase that alludes to the changing of the wardrobe to align with the change in seasons. This beer was conceived at such a time this year when winter became spring, and continues now with our preparation to enter summer proper. With a beer so focused on fruit, in ume (Japanese plum) and apricot, we also felt it acted as a nice reflection on the change in appearance and character of the ripening fruit, where sharpness gives way to sweetness, and fullness of flavour. We felt this sensation came across well in the beer, making this a fitting name!

Style:
Fruit Sour
Malt Bill:
Golden Promise, Wheat
Hops:
Bittering - Merkur
Flavour/Aroma -
Other:
Apricot juice, ume juice, rosemary, rock salt,
Yeast:
Ale
ABV:
7.5%
IBU:
5
Gas Volumes:
2.5
JAN Code:
4589718740638
Best Before Date:
2021/09/01