Exotic in its unusual ingredients and tropical in flavor, Exotic Tropic Wheatwine is sure to transport even the most discerning drinkers to a beer lover's paradise. A simple two-malt grain bill and a single hop variety create the perfect base for this recipe's headliner -- a unique yeast strain that provides this beer with ample tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, and a slight tartness.
Thanks to the simple grain bill, Exotic Tropic Wheatwine pours with a dazzling deep-golden hue and forms a thick, stable, dense foam cap reminiscent of airy, care-free clouds sailing over white sand beaches. Fully hopped with Amarillo®, this beer is only moderately bitter, but bursts with orange citrus flavors and aromas to perfectly complement the tropical yeast-derived esters. Coming in at over 10% ABV, this pleasurable sipper will have you daydreaming of palm trees and paradise in no time flat.
- Style: Wheatwine
- Fermentation Range: 75 - 80F
- Original Gravity: 1.090
- SRM: 7.5
- IBUs: 45
- ABV: 10.5%
- Aroma: Prominent bready and wheaty aroma takes a back seat to scents of pineapple, orange, mango, and tropical fruit.
- Appearance: Deep golden in color with a medium, dense white foam head.
- Flavor: Fresh bread malt character supports the tropical hop and yeast flavors of pineapple, mango, and citrus. Moderate bitterness balances the slightly sweet malt base. Clean, light alcohol notes.
- Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate creaminess and medium carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
“A little known style, wheatwine is a great blank slate to showcase specific ingredients. According to the BJCP style guidelines, wheatwine consists of 50% or more of wheat malt, and that any hop variety can be used. To that end, why not make something truly memorable? Starting with a simple grain bill, this recipe utilizes Amarillo® hops and a unique yeast strain to impart huge flavors and aromas of tropical fruit. The particular yeast strain in this recipe happens to be a diastaticus strain, so expect higher than normal attenuation rates likely in the 90% range or even higher. This will help to dry the beer out, but will not make it too thin and watery. The tradeoff of this particular yeast strain is that it is a poor flocculator and will take a long time to clear without filtering or fining. To accelerate clearing, utilize a cold storage lagering technique, or for more rapid clearing, filtration or fining can be helpful.”
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