Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has announced that Fruittanomyces, a dry-hopped Witbier brewed with tropical fruits and aged with Brettanomyces, is hitting shelves now as the brewery’s latest Limited Release.
To create this “funky, flavorful limited edition beer”, the brewers at Ommegang start with a Witbier base that is “brewed with malted and unmalted wheat and oat flakes and is spiced with sweet orange peel and coriander.” This Witbier then takes an interesting turn off its classic path by being “fermented with mango, kiwi, and passion fruit juices and dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade hops before aging in the bottle with Brettanomyces.” With all these steps completed, Fruittanomyces emerges with a complex aroma dominated by “tropical fruit and overripe funk” and “tart flavors of ripe pineapple, passion fruit and kumquat [leading] to subdued hints of lemony citrus.” Coming in at just 5.3% ABV, Fruittanomyces offers an experience that is “effervescent and surprisingly refreshing with a lingering sweetness on the finish.”
Fruittanomyces is rolling out now and will be around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Edition beer available in 750ml bottles at craft beer-focused retailers located in Alabama, Florida, New York and throughout the rest of Brewery Ommegang’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Fruittanomyces from Brewery Ommegang
Release – Limited, August 2018
Style – Witbier/American Wild Ale
ABV – 5.3%
Grains – Malted and Unmalted Wheat & Oat Flakes
Featured Hops – Citra & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Orange Peel, Coriander & Mango, Kiwi and Passion Fruit juices
Treatment – Bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces
Fun Fact – “As with all unpasteurized brett beers, Fruittanomyces is alive, and the flavor will develop over time. This beer is suitable to enjoy now or to be cellared.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “The tart acidity of Fruittanomyces works beautifully with buttery seafood such as lobster, sweet crab, or New England clam chowder. It also pairs well with a tart dessert such as lemon meringue pie.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
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