Let’s face it. Allagash can do no wrong. Their craft is on point. But when you think about using Turmeric as an ingredient in beer, I had to wonder whether it would work.
Their Kurkuma is a saison with an added kick of turmeric. Pouring a mildly hazy straw color, the aromas are fairly typical of yeasty notes, coriander and a lemon pop. An earthiness also comes through, which i’m guessing is from the turmeric root. I initially thought I would get a big hit of turmeric spice but as they use the whole root in the brewing, this seems to give a much softer, subtle turmeric tone to the beer. The flavor impresses with a wonderful saison profile and the turmeric although light in flavor is noticeable, adding a little extra jazz to the beer. Perhaps the turmeric could be pushed up a notch, but either way Kurkuma is a delicious beer that will be welcomed in my fridge anytime.
5.3% ABV | Portland, ME
Description from the brewery:
Turmeric, or “kurkuma,” adds a hint of spice to this tropically crisp, saison-style ale. Brewing with the whole root lends all of the subtle aspects of fresh turmeric—its earthy notes and color—to Kurkuma’s dry and refreshing profile.
check out more beers below
RAGIN' GOOD! The humble amber ale. A staple beer that often gets overlooked by the hop bombs and puckering brews. This beer style is often standard fare, brewed to cater for less adventurous drinkers. But in this style lies the beauty of a beverage that is hard to...
SURFS UP DUDE! I'm not a big fan of coconut in beer. I never quite came across one that I thought was that great. But when I saw Hoboken Brewing Company's Bodi Blonde I knew I had to try it. Firstly, with the warm weather hitting the North East, a nice refreshing...
IT'S WRITTEN IN THE STARS! Sparkly, dazzling and mesmerizing....some words that describe the wonders and mystery of stars twinkling in the deep black night sky. They are also good words to describe Thousand Stars by Alewife Brewing. Their German Style Pilsner delivers...