Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Nostradamus

With a rare second posting of the day, I suppose I’m not really disguising the fact that I’m many write-ups behind, with tasting notes and photos scattered about and in need of getting into the blog. Still, this beer was a memorable treat.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely agree on this one, tried it for the first time a month ago and I'm sure that at some point I'll revisit it.
    Exactly as you say, there's a lot of evolution in the taste, for me this was a pleasant surprise. Another winner from Caracole.

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