comparison is the thief of joy | blend of saison fermented in puncheons | hopped w/ aged whole flower styrian golding (SL) | 5.9% Production time | 16 months
Since the inception of Sobremesa I have been ageing whole flower hops in hessian coffee bags. This is a common practice in Belgium. Aging hops leads to oxidation of acids and oils. In addition to their antimicrobial activity, aged hops contribute important earthy/herbal tea like flavour and aroma compounds while not contributing much of a strong bitterness.
This is the first blend that has utilised these hops and sadly the last brew using malt from House of Malt (VIC).