Golden Coffee Pale

Fruit forward, Kenyan coffee brewed and roasted by Coava Coffee, and aromatic, hops create a perfect harmony in pFriem’s Golden Coffee Pale—Rich nutty flavors combined with citrus and stone fruit make for a quaffable, bright treat for both coffee and beer lovers alike!

ABV 6.0%

IBU 30

FLAVOR PROFILE

Cherry Chutney, Tropical, Nutty, Citrus

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Rahr Pale, Golden Naked Oats

HOPS

Equinox, Motueka

YEAST

American Ale

COFFEE

Kimama, Kenya- Washed

History

In new world Craft Brewing, adding coffee to beer has become a trend in recent time. Most often stouts, porters, and other dark styles of beers are infused with coffee, and even more popular is to have Imperial versions of these beers. The idea has been to play off the roasty and powerful notes of each beverage.

pFriem has taken a different approach and collaborated with our friends at Coava Coffee. Coava is known for using beautiful, fruit forward, and bright beans. We decided to compliment these flavors by making a golden beer with fruity and citrus hops to compliment the coffee flavors. The result is a very drinkable, bright, aromatic beer that combines these wonderful flavors.

About the coffee:

The Othaya Farmers Cooperative has gained notoriety for many of the coffees they produce. The Karuthi Factory is one of many in the cooperative that produces outstanding and exceptionally unique lots. The red volcanic soils of this region, along with cool temperatures and slow cherry maturation, contribute to a distinctly wonderful flavor profile.

Taste notes: Complex, multi-layered, spice-toned. Coconut, blackberry, ginger blossom, wild honey, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. The structure is sweet, tart and savory in balance with juicy, bright acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, resonant finish centers around berry and coconut, supported by ginger blossom and chocolate. An abundant, high-toned Kenya cup with berry and tropical fruit notes, spicy florals and deep chocolate.

 

Tasting Notes

Slightly off-white foam on top of a golden bronze body. Aromas of mango and papaya combined with roasted almonds with cherry chutney. Rich nutty flavors married with citrus and stone fruit. Aromatic hops and bright coffee notes dance together in harmony finishing with a tantalizing experience.

Food Pairings

Mexican food- enchiladas, cocoa mole, and fish tacos. Fresh and light cheeses such as Fromage Blanc. Beignets, plain cake donuts, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Savory and fatty offerings such as pork and duck rillettes, and Pate.