“True collaborations take the very best of those involved to create something very special. Looking for a true taste of Asia, our friends and collaborators at Smith Street Taps in Singapore suggested the unique sweet and salty character of Asam boi or salted plums to mix with our kettle-soured Berlinner Weiss. The resulting beer is a true taste of Asia in an Australian made beer. A redolent deep orange with a dense rocky head, sweet complex aroma and an evocative and intriguing sugary, sweet, salty, fruity and sour palate. Perfect for a humid Singapore afternoon.”
Appearance: Tiger orange with a mild haze. It forms a thumb of translucent head which allows the colour of the beer to influence it a bit. Laced well.
Aroma: The tart, salty and mildly sour characteristics of the Asam Boi (dried plums) fill the nose instantly. It’s then followed by a dry and almost powdered sugar-like sweetness which balances it right out. There’s also a subtle fusion of other fruits like mandarin, key lime and blood orange which gives amazing depth and uniqueness to it.
Flavour: It transitions from the nose exceptionally well. It’s like every taste of the flavour wheel is covered….sweet, salty, sour, fruity, tart. Even umami gets a run. It’s unbelievable. The way it progresses from sweet in to sour and fruity and then in to salty and savoury must be tried to be believed.
Mouthfeel: Light, salty, mineraly texture. Lightly sparkling co2. Super refreshing and insanely palatable on this hot summer arvo.
Overall: Very unique beer. As it’s quite complex and full flavoured one appears to be enough. But not only is it delicious it’s also acting as a brilliant palate cleanser as well! Fantastic drop.