“The Steam is a crisp, certified organic ale. We incorporate a slap of wheat malt in the grist make-up and ferment it cool. We use Cascade and Citra hops to give it a fresh, zippy finish. Great as the weather warms up. 4.5% ABV, 22BU’s”.
Re-rate. Served in to a shaker glass, this steam ale provides a pale golden appearance with a delicate white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing clinging to the glass. It’s offering aromas of mild tropical fruits, peach, grassy/herbal hops and grains with a bready, yeasty character. According to the bottle there is wheat malt used here although we aren’t picking much up. Flavours are quite crisp and there is mild bitterness upfront and also in the finish. It has a nice smooth texture with moderate carbonation levels in the mouth. Again citrus and tropical fruits in flavour with a firmer malt backbone that is detected through the mid. There is also a grassy component that would most probably be stemming from the use of Cascade and Citra hops. Very light, very summery and highly palatable and given it’s only 4.5% ABV it’s also extremely sessional. We love Mountain Goat but we found this was way too soft for us. On the flip side it would be a perfect summer session beer. Not bad.