Your Small Batch, Big Flavour gift pack includes a delicious craft beer from Niagara Oast House Brewers and freshly-roasted espresso beans from Pilot Coffee Roasters. Here are the full tasting notes from the brewmaster and tips from Pilot for brewing the perfect cup of Joe:
Aroma: Our Saison displays aromas of banana, spicy yeast, coriander and black pepper.
Appearance: Golden yellow colour with a slight haze, and a pillowy white head.
Taste: With initial flavours of rich banana, black pepper and hints of citrus, this beer finishes off with an earthy, yeast-driven characteristic and a long dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. This is a highly effervescent beer and is balanced with a silky mouth-feel.
Overall Impression: Our Saison is a classic Farmhouse Ale with yeast-driven aromas and flavours of banana and black pepper. The complexity in its flavour has been retained through bottle conditioning. The finish is bone dry offering a well rounded, complex beer.
Food Pairing Ideas: Great with lighter fish dishes (trout, snapper), Pad Thai, mussels, crab cakes, calamari and sautéed mushrooms. Cheese suggestions: Sauvagine, Tallegio, Toscano
Vital Statistics: IBU – 27; Alcohol – 6.5%
For more brewing tips visit PilotCoffeeRoasters.com
Creekside Estate Winery 2012 Undercurrent Cabernet-Shiraz
An exclusive small-batch wine from Creekside Estate Winery's Undercurrent series, the Cabernet Shiraz blend is a robust blend, showcasing the beauty and power of the 2012 vintage in Niagara.
This is Toronto-based, Pilot Coffee Roasters’ diligent, tried-and-true espresso blend. This steadfast blend is designed to produce a big-bodied shot packed with flavour and complexity that can hold its own when combined with milk. While its component parts rotate depending on the season, its defining feature is a fine balance of dark fruit, Swiss chocolate and nutty tones with medium acidity, tailor-made to stand the test of time.
Hand-made with love in their Toronto shop, Soul Chocolate creates fair- and direct-trade chocolates wrapped in beautiful packages. Package includes three mini bars complete with tasting notes.