A barrel fermented saison aged on freshly roasted whole Ugandan coffee beans.
*Collaboration with the legends at Commonfolk Coffee Company
The beans were produced by Zukuka Bora who are the Ugandan coffee company located on Mt Elgon that Commonfolk funded through The Cup That Counts [that's their 20c from every cup initiative]. They're among the first Ugandan producers to push specialty coffee and experimental processing including: traditional washed, honey, natural and anaerobic.
We took our base saison and racked onto freshly roasted 'The Unicorn' - whole Ugandan coffee beans at the ratio of 20g/L for 72 hours. Blended and packaged on September 23rd 2020 and bottle conditioned for 12 weeks to achieve ideal carbonation.
Aromas of pear, orange sherbet and moscato. This gives way to a palate full of marmalade, salted choc and cacao husk. Refreshingly carbonated, dry, with a slightly saline - velvety mouthfeel.
Given these beans were dubbed 'The Unicorn' as they didn't exist prior, we can't say we've tried a beer quite like this either.