Ocean Reach Coffee & Bun

Style
White Stout
ABV
6.0%

For the 2021 series of GABS festivals, Ocean Reach set out to recreate the experience of morning tea: combining elements of creamy coffee and a slice of bun in beer form. In doing so, they opted to create a white stout (a beer with the aroma and flavour characteristics of a stout but without the dark brown / black shades derived from darker malts. Instead, in went roasted coffee beans, cacao nibs and vanilla bean for the creamy coffee, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, lactose and toasted coconut bring the pastry vibe.

When it comes to the appearance, they've nailed the brief; it's so pale Coffee & Bun could pass as a hazy XPA. The various elements have been dealt with even handedly too as it kicks off like a mug of creamy café con leche, with a sweetness like that of a sticky iced bun sweetness, and a hint of spice at the end.

James Smith

Published June 1, 2021

Name
Ocean Reach Brewing
Address

47 Thompson Avenue
Cowes
VIC 3922

Phone
(03) 5952 5274
Open Hours

Wed to Fri: 4pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11.45pm to 9pm
Sunday 11.45 pm to 4pm

HCH 2024 B
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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