Tuesday 14 December 2010
From Brasserie Caracole, producers of the peppery sweet Caracole, Nostradamus bruin is a sugar and burnt caramel number with a bittery biscuit base line and notes of roasted chestnut and honey. It’s quite fizzy, and the alcohol, at nine per cent, doesn’t exactly hide itself. As it warms up, a fascinating fennel aroma develops.
In short, there’s a lot going on here, but the flavours seem in harmony when taken together.
We enjoyed it with dark bread, Herve cheese and sirop de Liège, which suited this beer very nicely.