January 2024

The beers of January 2024

Drunk Beard - Folklor (Hazy Pale Ale)

Folklor - Drunk Beard Brewery

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Claire, Trouble

Mousse:

Mousse:

Creamy Mousse

Nose:

Smell:

Tropical, exotic fruits

Taste:

Taste:

Pineapple, mango, lemon and grapefruit.

Dry and refreshing

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

5.4%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

6 °C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Poke Bowl: Salmon and Avocado

Malt:

Malts:

Barley malt, oats and wheat

Hop:

Hops:

Columbus - Mosaic - Simcoe

Note:

Bitterness:

2/10

What is a Hazy Pale Ale?

Hazy Pale Ale, a contemporary version of the traditional Pale Ale, is distinguished by its hazy appearance and fruity flavors. With a rich flavor profile and a gentler approach to bitterness, it has become a favorite among craft beer enthusiasts.

Unique Characteristics of Hazy Pale Ale

This style is noted for its distinctive turbidity, often the result of special brewing techniques and the use of certain grains. It offers intense aromas of tropical fruit or citrus, often through generous use of aromatic hops and fermentation that favors these flavor profiles.

Ingredients and Brewing Process

Hazy Pale Ale is brewed with a blend of malts, including varieties that contribute to its cloudiness, such as oat or wheat. The use of hops with strong aromatic character is essential, often added at the end of the boil or during fermentation to maximize aromas without excessively increasing bitterness.

Tasting and Sensory Profile

Visually, Hazy Pale Ales feature a pale yellow to cloudy orange color. On the nose, they release intense fruity aromas. On the palate, they offer moderate sweetness and balanced bitterness, with an often silky or creamy mouthfeel.

Gastronomic Pairings

These beers pair well with a wide variety of dishes, including spicy cuisines, seafood, or fresh salads. Their fruity flavor profile and light body also make them enjoyable as an accompaniment to vegetarian dishes or mild cheeses.

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Hazy Pale Ale represents a creative and modern approach to brewing. With its pronounced fruity flavors and visually distinctive appearance, it offers a unique and enticing tasting experience, perfect for beer explorers looking for novelty and freshness in their glass.

Drunk Beard - Davel (Blonde Ale)

Davel - Brasserie Drunk beard

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Golden

Mousse:

Mousse:

Persistent and creamy

Nose:

Smell:

Citrus note

Taste:

Taste:

Fruity

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

5.4%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

5 °C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Beef Carpaccio with Orange and Fennel

Malt:

Malts:

Barley malt

Hop:

Hops:

Mandarina Bavaria

Note:

Bitterness

5/10

Presentation of Blonde Ale

Blonde Ale is a style of beer appreciated for its simplicity and drinkability. Representing a perfect balance of malty sweetness and light bitterness, it stands out as a popular choice for beer lovers looking for a refreshing and approachable experience.

Origins and Popularity

Originating in North America and Europe, Blonde Ale has become a staple style for many brewers. It is known for its ability to appeal to a wide range of palates, providing an enjoyable introduction to the world of craft beers.

Sensory Characteristics

Blonde Ale is characterized by a color ranging from pale golden to light amber yellow. It offers a subtle nose with notes of malt, grain and sometimes light fruit. On the palate it has a balance of sweet malty flavors and a delicate bitterness, often accompanied by a clean, dry finish.

Brewing Process

Brewing Blonde Ale often involves the use of pale malts and moderately aromatic hops. Fermentation generally occurs at lower temperatures for a clear, clean beer, without the fruity or spicy esters often associated with ales.

Gastronomic Pairings

Easy to pair with a variety of dishes, Blonde Ale goes well with light dishes like salads and seafood as well as richer, spicy dishes. Its versatile nature makes it an excellent table beer.

Conclusion

Blonde Ale is an everyday beer, perfect for those new to craft beer or for connoisseurs looking for simplicity and refinement. It offers a pleasant tasting experience, marked by its lightness and freshness.

Brasserie du Lance-Pierre - Vermeille (Session IPA)

Vermeille - Lance-Pierre brewery

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Golden and slightly cloudy thanks to the addition of wheat

Mousse:

Mousse:

Creamy and persistent foam

Nose:

Smell:

Citrus notes

Taste:

Taste:

Fruity, slight bitterness which balances the aromatic profile

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

4.5%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

6°C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl with Rice and Sautéed Vegetables

Malt:

Malts:

Pilsner malt, wheat and Crystal

Hop:

Hops:

N / A

Note:

Bitterness:

3/10

What is a Session IPA?

We explain everything about the different kinds of IPA right here .

Brasserie du Lance-Pierre - Downtown (Gose lemon)

Downtown Lausanne - Brasserie du Lance-Pierre

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Blonde, very light and slightly cloudy

Mousse:

Mousse:

Not very persistent and light

Nose:

Smell:

Lemon flavor

Taste:

Taste:

Beautiful acidity balanced by the salinity of the gose.

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

4.5%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

6°C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Tacos

Malt:

Malts:

Pilsner malt and wheat

Hop:

Hops:

N / A

Note:

Bitterness:

1/10

What is a Gose?

Origins of the Gose

Gose originates from the German town of Goslar, from which it takes its name. Its first mention dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. However, it was in the city of Leipzig that it truly became iconic, to the point of being often referred to as the "Leipzig Gose".

Composition

Unlike many German beers, Gose incorporates malted wheat in addition to barley, giving a soft texture and roundness on the palate. But what really defines this beer is the addition of salt and coriander. Spontaneous fermentation using wild yeasts also gives it a slight tangy note.

Taste profile

La Gose presents a beautiful harmony between the sweetness of the malt, the salty freshness and a touch of acidity. The citrus notes of coriander combine with lactic acidity, offering a beer that is both complex and refreshing.

Fermentation

Historically, Gose was produced through spontaneous fermentation, that is to say without the addition of yeast, relying on microorganisms present in the environment. Today, some brewers continue to use this method, while others add specific yeast strains to further control the flavor profile.

Appearance

The Gose has a slightly veiled coat, ranging from pale yellow to a more golden hue. Its foam is generally white, fine and moderately persistent.

Service

Gose is ideally served chilled, between 4 and 8°C, in a flared glass. This shape allows you to capture its subtle aromas well. Unlike other beers, it does not need to be shaken before serving because its slight turbidity is natural.

Conclusion

Gose is a historic beer style that has seen a significant revival thanks to the craft beer craze. Its balance between salinity, acidity and malty sweetness makes it unique and particularly appreciated on hot summer days. A real invitation to discover German brewing traditions.

Brignoli Brewery - Czech (Pilsner)

Brignoli Brewery - Czech (Pilsner)

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Straw yellow

Mousse:

Mousse:

Creamy foam

Nose:

Smell:

Floral

Taste:

Taste:

Dry bitterness, caramel note and

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

6.2%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

4°C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Roast Pork with Mustard

Malt:

Malts:

Malt Pilsner and Carahell

Hop:

Hops:

Single Hop Saaz (Czech noble hops)

Note:

Bitterness:

/10

What is a Pilsner?

We explain everything to you in our complete guide to Blonde (lager) beers .

Brasserie Brignoli - La Jeff (IPA)

Brasserie Brignoli - La Jeff - IPA

Technical sheet

Eye:

Dress:

Copper

Mousse:

Mousse:

Smooth and persistent

Nose:

Smell:

Fruity, citrus

Taste:

Taste:

Slight bitterness balanced by the fruity side of the hops

Alcohol:

Degree of alcohol:

5.6%

Operating temperature:

Ideal serving temperature:

6°C

Pairing:

Food & beer pairing:

Spicy Lamb Curry

Malt:

Malts:

Pale Ale and Carared Malt

Hop:

Hops:

Bitter: Northern Brewers

Aromatic: Citra, Cascad, Centennial and Simcoe

Note:

Bitterness:

5/10

What is an IPA?

We explain everything to you in our complete guide to IPAs .