Friday, September 07, 2007
BEER AND CHAMPAGNE IN ONE BOTTLE
Cobra Beer is having Poland's Browar Belgia and the famous Rodenbach brewery in Belgium make a special pilsner style lager for them. What is most interesting is that this 8% abv. brew is re-fermented in the bottle for natural carbonation. Now this is done with quite a few other fine beers, but they say they are going for a product more similar to "champagne" and is sold in a similar style bottle. In the Beverage World article they claim that it looks and has a head like a "champagne", and the taste is "extra smooth, soft, slightly fruity, and it's incredibly drinkable. The Beer Advocate says it tastes "very dry, medium bodied with subtle flavors" make it sound pretty tasty to me.
This will be a tasty brew that will go great with all types of food, whether a mild dish like fish, or with complex foods, and even spicy curries. This brew will be at its best chilled to the same temperature you would for a sparkling wine, a bit colder than the usual beer. I look forward to trying it as soon as I find a bottle or two.