Eight Degrees - Blue Ball - coffee infused - Vienna lager - 4.5% ABV, 30l Keg (53 Pints)Regular price €200.00
Price Above is Keg Only - Vat Included
No Tap Included - Store Pickup
|Steel 40.5 kg full
Diameter Ø 394mm Height 370mm
|S Type European / Sankey - Keg Coupler
|Wed 10am - If you miss this cut-off you STILL can order from Click & Collect Kegs
Tasting notes: Colour/appearance: sunshine gold in the glass, on the lighter side of a classic Vienna lager.
Aroma: there is a distinct toasty malt biscuit note to the fore, followed by a distinct coffee aroma as the beer warms up. Think along the lines of digestive biscuits that disintegrate as you’re dunking them into your coffee (but that you scoop out and eat anyway.)
Flavour: this is a refreshing and invigorating sipper, with plenty of malty sweetness balanced by gentle coffee bitterness. The symphony of continental biscuity malts that was assembled to brew this beer comes through strongly at the start, starting with digestive biscuit and moving into Café Noir territory. It has the smooth mouthfeel that’s associated with cold brew and a subtle bitterness from the coffee, with underlying soft fruit notes of strawberry and grape emerging as it comes towards room temperature.
Aftertaste: lingering fruity coffee aftertaste with a little bitterness. Very drinkable.
Food Pairings: Pair this continental café lager with a coffee house table in the sunshine and a copy of Der Standard, Die Welt or even Le Figaro. That being unavailable, we’d recommend it as an aperitif, with salted almonds to play off the sweet almond notes in the beer, or with a whipped goat’s cheese salad, using Bluebell Falls, St Tola or Ardsallagh for preference. Try it with a chocolate digestive biscuit to play on the sweet malty notes.
Style: Coffee-infused Vienna Lager
Malt: Vienna, Munich. Pilsner
Hops: a trace of Nugget.
Launch Date: April 2019.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees CelsiusBrewed by:
Eight Degrees Brewing, Unit 3, Coolnanave Industrial Park, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, Ireland.