Monday, September 26, 2005

Reward claimed!

And so it was. As was posited in my post from April, the Éphémère Cassis turns out to be what could be called the kir royale of beer. Strongly aromatic with black currants, the actual taste is crisp and dry from the use of an almost tart wheat beer as a base, with none of that blechy sweetness most people associate with fruit beers (probably because compared to the assumedly pure and authentic Belgian fruit beers it's based on, this version doesn't have saccharine in it, a flavoring that the Europeans still seem to have the taste for and a type of sweetener that isn't fermentable by brewer's yeast). Worth grabbing, if you can find it before the weather turns...


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