Pours a copper-brown reminiscent of Panela. The aromatics are abundant with brown bread, candied nuts, molasses and hints of chocolate. The taste is full flavoured with its unique characteristics coming from a substantial panela addition. Because of the panela’s handcrafted process—dehydrating raw sugarcane juice over low heat—it retains the flavourful molasses. The beer finishes dry with a slight hop bitterness at the end.
"Melcocha" (Mel-Koh-Chah) is an artisanal “molasses toffee” candy made of Panela (raw, unrefined whole-cane sugar from Colombia).
Panela, How It’s Made
Panela is Raw, Unrefined, Whole Sugar Cane from Colombia. Most of the Colombian panela production is still artisanal, made in mills called trapiches.