Rarely does a beer make such an impact on me. Not that I don’t like beer. I know what I like, and I know what I don’t. But that doesn’t mean I’ve ever found true love.
I had this Kasteel Cru a couple of days ago with a fish and chips lunch at Fish! near Borough Market. I love the label. I don’t know if it’s real beer-ology or just marketing, but the idea of “sparkling bière brut” made it sound so much like fine champagne. And the light moonlight color, and the fine bubbles. Also like champagne. And then the waiter told me the beer is made with champagne yeast. I’m not sure what that means, but I loved the delicacy of the beer, its dry finish, and its, yes, elegance. Ale drinkers may shrink back in horror, but I just loved it, and if you like something light, but still with character, I think you will too.
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