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Entries in Kooinda Boutique Brewery (3)

Sunday
May152016

YELLINGBO & KOOINDA CALL OF THE HOPS

Yellingbo Brewing Company, located on the outskirts of Melbourne, have bragging rights of owning their very own hop farm.

The brewery is owned by Brad and Gypsy Merritt, who are behind craft beer venue Oscar's Alehouse in Belgrave, Victoria. For their debut brew they teamed up with highly regarded Victorian brewery, Kooinda, to brew a harvest ale showcasing their home grown hops.

To show off they decided to use 33kg of wet hops, ie fresh off the bine (yep not a typo) without being dried or processed. To show off even more they used a stack of Victoria hops, not to be confused with Vic Secret, a scarcely used variety which has a similar origin and character to Galaxy. They also threw in some Cascade and Chinook for good measure. It’s 5.3% ABV and 51 IBU.

Hazy orange with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Medium body with moderation to low carbonation. Fresh cut grass and rockmelon aroma. Sweet, overripe rockmelon and a fresh cut grass hop flavour. It has a sweet caramel boozy flavour despite the moderate ABV. In terms of flavour and style it reminds me of previous Bridge Road The Harvest series. I find the malt characters a bit too sweet for me and would prefer some more IBU’s.

If you’re after an enamel stripping, resinous hop bomb you will be disappointed. This is harvest ale designed to highlight more delicate hop flavours. It’s a beer fruit salad with a dash of fresh cut grass.

 

6/10

Wednesday
Jun052013

KOOINDA AMERICAN PALE ALE

Kooinda American Pale Ale. Looks like the real deal, a little hazy probably because I poured in some of the yeast sediment.

Has a caramel malt taste, followed by a decent whack of citrus / grapefruit hop flavour and a bitter finish. The hops and malt are nicely balanced but it leans on the hoppy side.

The body is medium, carbonation is soft and there a slight hop oiliness to it.

It’s quite a ballsy APA, almost IPA-like. This is a nice drop, fans of APAs and IPA should check it out.

 

8/10

Wednesday
May222013

KOOINDA BLACK IPA

Kooinda Black IPA. Well it’s certainly jet black, light doesn’t seem to want to pass through it.

It has a light-coloured, brown, fluffy head with decent malt and hop aroma.

It has a relatively thin body for a dark beer and you can feel the bubbles of carbonation on your tongue.

Starts with an acidic, passionfruit Sauv Blanc taste that is quickly overtaken by a malty, dark chocolate and a bitter finish like a strong roasted black coffee.

With such strong flavours and a thin mouthfeel, it’s hard to notice it’s 7%. Interestingly it’s brewed with 100% Nelson Sauvin hops to create a IBU 70 brew with six different malts to keep it in balance. It’s a strange combination but it works.

 

8/10