Giapo had the Outliers taste all of his gelato varieties while they discussed flavours and inspiration. The Kiwifruit & Coriander Sorbet struck a chord and they decided to take up the challenge of creating a beer version. If you have not had the pleasure of trying this sorbet- it is tart, sweet, coriander-y with an exquisite texture. An initial test keg was released at the Brothers Session Beer Challenge and this is a development of the recipe. A huge percentage of kiwifruit was used as well as non-fermentable lactose to provide the tartness and sweetness. The malt bill contains 49% oats and wheat which give texture and creamy mouthfeel. The addition of fruit pectin goes further to giving the beer a lush consistency bringing to mind gelato. Freshly roasted aromatic coriander seeds were added at the 'dry hop' stage but the flavour and aroma of coriander is hard to detect in the finished beer. Saluti!
BREWERY // Outlier Cartel
WITH // Beer Jerk & Giapo
BEER // Noo Zeeland
STYLE // Kiwifruit & Coriander Gruit
ORIGIN // Auckland
ABV // 4.5%
TEMPERATURE // Cool - from the fridge
FOOD MATCH // Oysters. Gelato. Belgian Waffles.
GLASS // Sundae. Waffle Cone
Style: Ancient Herb Ale