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  • Crema - Coffee Flavoured Beer

    I reckon Id be up for a carton of this - Redback have released a coffee flavoured beer.

    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...004581,00.html

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    I dont know......

    I think Id get confused.



    Although there is the possibliity of further mods to the Expobar.
    Lever up = espresso
    Lever down = beer

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    • #3
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      Beer at 95*C wouldnt be too inviting methinks.

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      • #4
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        Coffee flavoured liqueur.... fine

        Coffee wine is probably OK...

        But coffee flavoured beer.... Nope dont think so :-?

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        • #5
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          I use a few shots of espresso in my porter (beer). Its an integral part of the recipe. You cant taste the coffee as per say, but it works in very well with the brown grains (barley) and helps produce the sweet notes in that that particular brew.

          Its also used in brown ales.

          So I wouldnt say its a coffee beer, just part of the recipe of particular beers.

          Ive also used shots of espresso in some creamy liqueurs. Rather nice ;D


          Belinda

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          • #6
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            I always thought the roasted barley in porter and dark ale was what gave it the characteristic coffee flavour, boy have I been duped all these years :P

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            • #7
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              Ahhh but its freshly roasted coffee. . .

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              • #8
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                Well at least you wont have to rely on red bull and vodka to keep you awake through a night on the town anymore.... 2 of my favorite things coming together, much happiness

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by nunu link=1163853788/0#5 date=1163906088
                  I always thought the roasted barley in porter and dark ale was what gave it the characteristic coffee flavour, boy have I been duped all these years :P

                  and oddly enough Ginger is used in Ginger beers ;D

                  and orange and coriander flavours in Hoegarden beers are .......... you guessed it :


                  Belinda

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                  • #10
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                    so, has anyone tried it yet? I saw it when I was in Perth a few weeks back but didnt have a chance to drink any ...

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                    • #11
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                      My initial reaction was - GROSS! But the more I think about it, the more I think it could be really, really good. Definitely worth a try at the very least. So has anybody seen this in Sydney yet? Maybe somebody in the Eastern Suburbs can check out Kemenys? I checked out their online catalogue but it doesnt list beers. [smiley=shocked.gif]

                      Heres the brewerys description of Crema from Matilda Bay Brewerys web page for "out there" beers, http://www.matildabay.com/ourbeers/outtherebeers.html

                      "Matilda Bays Crema breaks the mould entirely by marrying subtle coffee flavours with pale malted barley and wheat. And somehow it works- the creamy mouthfeel and restrained coffee hit produces a totally unexpected palate experience"
                      -Willie Simpson, Sydney Morning Herald
                      After the success of Barking Duck (judged third in the world) Matilda Bay’s Brad Rogers has been mad at work crafting the latest ‘out-there’ beer – this one, Crema, is a first for the Australian market. As the name suggests, it is a smooth easy drinking beer, brewed with premium organic, Australian grown Arabica coffee beans.

                      A self confessed caffeine addict, Brad recently installed his new pride and joy, his very own coffee roaster at the Matilda Bay Garage Brewery. Not content with just perfecting his morning espresso he decided it was time to create a coffee flavoured beer, using his own hand roasted beans.

                      Crema has a pale light straw colour and is cloudy in appearance from being unfiltered. The beer is hand crafted using malted wheat and barley and fermented with ale yeast, with the addition of Australian Arabica coffee beans to the brew. Crema has a really aromatic toasted, nutty, coffee character and is smooth, soft and creamy on the palate.
                      On the same web page there is also a description of the "Barking Duck" beer judged to be 3rd in the world! It is a Belgian style beer, so it has to be good, but it may well cost an arm and a leg, which might be the case for Crema as well, but I still reckon its worth trying out a pint or two. [smiley=beer.gif]

                      Cheers,
                      Julio

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                      • #12
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                        Crema is available on tap at Gunn Island (102 Canterbury Rd, Albert Park)

                        By the bottle, Purvis Cellars (615 Whiteyhorse Rd, Canterbury) have got a few cases (as of the 24th). It sure is Belgian-style in pricing at $15 for a long neck sized botte. I cant properly comment about the coffee aspect <hic!>, but there IS a mild mid/end taste of coffee. I think I could smell some coffee too, very slightly. But Im not sure if it was cos I was thinking about it or if it was because the knockbox was nearby or if I was inebriated.

                        Like other flavoured beers, honey beers, Jamiesons Raspberry etc.. It is a subtle flavour...one that I wouldnt perhaps pick as an individual ingredient if I was just drinking and not thinking and unaware of the fact... Perhaps the role is to round/smooth out the beverage rather than as highlight ingredient?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by hazchem link=1163853788/0#9 date=1164005793
                          so, has anyone tried it yet? I saw it when I was in Perth a few weeks back but didnt have a chance to drink any ...

                          Haz - where did you see it in perth?

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                            Originally posted by grendel link=1163853788/0#12 date=1164467022
                            Originally posted by hazchem link=1163853788/0#9 date=1164005793
                            so, has anyone tried it yet? I saw it when I was in Perth a few weeks back but didnt have a chance to drink any ...

                            Haz - where did you see it in perth?
                            I think I saw a banner in the window of the Brass Monkey at 209 William Street, but I could be wrong. Id only been off the plane about an hour or so and didnt quite have my bearings/wits about me at that stage.

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                            • #15
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                              There is an interesting article on using coffee in beer, here:

                              http://www.byo.com/feature/1020.html


                              Belinda

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