Monday, August 17, 2009

Beer with Buddies

I am not much of a beer connoisseur but on a recent excursion to The Map Room in Chicago, I tried a raspberry beer from Belgium and all I can say is it was like a glass of pure raspberry essence. Not sweet at all but you really get the sense that you are drinking a pint of raspberries! My friend described it as "dessert in a glass".

Long before hops were common in most beers, various fruits and vegetables were used to season beers. The acidity of Lambic beers blends perfectly with raspberries.

Taste: Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean natural taste.

Style: Raspberry Lambic.

Color: Rose. Serving suggestions: Chocolate desserts (especially chocolate decadence), fresh raspberries, ice cream with a raspberry demi-glaze sauce, créme caramel, baked Alaska, Olympia oysters, caviar. Serve in flute-shaped Lambic glasses at 45 degrees.

1 comment:

  1. I love lambic! But the best I've ever had is in the netherlands. They have it on tap there and it is absolutely divine.