Ides 51: Radicle Hopfenweisse

Hopfenweisse6.6%
 

The radicle is the first part of a seedling to emerge from the seed. And so our Radicle Hopfenweisse brings together an emerging artist and an emerging brewer, collaborating in celebration of the 59th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Started in 1961 by Murray and Maravelle Koffler, the TOAF has helped launch numerous careers. Notable artists such as Ken Danby, David Blackwood, Joanne Tod, Jennifer Stead and Harlan House exhibited here during early stages of their careers and, last year, Steven Restagno did the same, winning the Best of Student award.

Says Steven: “This is a homage to the humble peeper, a loud but elusive tree frog that has become the soundtrack to my spring excursions. The biggest and bravest of the colony leaps to plant a kiss on the foliage of a lily nymph.“

We hope you’ll agree that this Radicle Hopfenweisse is a work of art in its own right, and we thank our own artist, Brian O’Donnell, for this thoughtful and tasty composition.

OG: 15.0
IBU: 30
SRM: 7
Carbonation: 2.6 Volumes (Medium High)
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat Malt, Vienna
Hops: Sabro, Cashmere, Barbe Rouge
Yeast: Weizen I Ale
Appearance: Very hazy, pale, opaque, thin white head
Aroma: Banana and berry, clove and hop spice, vanilla, coconut and some tangerine, with a sweet malt undertone
Taste: Sweet malt, banana and berry, peppery hops, coconut, orange creamsicle
Mouthfeel: Full, creamy palate with spritzy carbonation cutting through the full mouthfeel
Overall impression: A very hoppy wheat beer that exhibits classic German weissbier notes through banana and clove aroma and flavour but with NEIPA levels of hops and mouthfeel.

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