Cervoise Alésia

Cervoise (herbed beer), 5%


In a glass of wine: Slightly hazy yellow color with faint activity. Gets quite cloudy with the yeast pour. Weak white 1 finger head, lasting around a minutes, with poor lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, wheat, green grapes, apples, lemon, cranberries, honey, mint, wild yeast, flowers and floral spices. Light sugars, very sour fruity feel, not candy like, higher quality. Slick and smooth medium to full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, quite sour but ends clean like a white wine, floral herbs and vegetables, a little leafy with bit of hay and straw, slight putrid cheese, funky sour fruits with notes pears and apples. Similar to a Gruit but not really, there are no hops, yet more fruity and putrid like a lambic or a flanders. Highly acidic but still decently fresh, I think it fits well as an appetizer (also for the price of 16$). Pretty good taste and feel, although not visually appealing. Has good complexity, I’m impressed, with an inviting smell. A Cervoise isn’t too bad after all, fits well with all the hype for sours hittin’ the shelves these days. Overall very good quality craft.

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