“Grain Full” Taiwan Winter Melon Ale

2017 Asia Beer Award, Singapore (ABA) Bronze

Beer Details
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBU: 19
  • OG: 1.057
  • Capacity: 330ml
  • Ingredients: Malt, Hops, Yeast, Water, Taiwan winter melon sugar, Taiwan Wheat "Eighteen Wheat"
  • Product of: Taiwan
  • Beer Style: Belgian Specialty Ale

Xiaoman (means “Grain Full”) marks the beginning of the growing season of crops. While watching their crops grow, farmers send their prayers to God for a rich harvest.

In our experimental “Grain Full” beer, we use the local Taiwanese ingredient “winter melon sugar” to replace the Belgian candi sugar used in most traditional Belgian beer. The unique caramel, toffee, bubble gum, ripen fruit and floral flavors of winter melon sugar match perfectly with the mild spicy and peppery notes of Belgian Pale Ale. This beer not only quenches thirst, but also brings back many people’s childhood memory (remember the smell of the candy shop you always went with your parents or grandparents?)