France has traditionally been a country where wine was the star drink. However, beer is also very popular in the country; in France, there is a wide range of craft beers that enjoy great recognition, both nationally and internationally.
In the 1990s there were around 40 breweries in France; currently, there are more than 600. Since July 18, 2014, French beer is inscribed in the gastronomic heritage of the country, along with wine, spirits and cider.
If there is a place in France where beer is really important it is Alsace, where this is the local drink. There is even a remarkable Beer Fair every year.
Brasseries Kronenbourg, the first French brewery
Brasseries Kronenbourg is the first French company specialized in brewing. It was founded by Jérôme Hatt in 1664 in Strasbourg under the name Cannon. Both the recipe and the brewing process was passed from generation to generation. It was in 1922 when the Brewery changed its name to Tiger Brewery. Once World War II ended, it took the name "Kronenbourg".
At first, this French brewery made ales, although currently it is specialized in lager beers. Right now it has several breweries in France, located in Obernai and Champigneulles.
It currently has several brands. One of the most popular is Kronenbourg 1664, considered by many as a high-end beer. With a slight taste of malt, it is elaborated following the traditional recipe. There is also the “1664 Brune”, which is a stronger version of the previous one; ideal for those who want to enjoy the bitterness of a good beer on their palate.
Another beer also very popular is Kronenbourg Blanc; as its name suggests, it is white in colour and has a strong fruity and citrus flavour: a totally different beer. French beers are a real pleasure for lovers of this drink.
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Golden yellow, translucent; white, compact and long-lasting foam. Aroma: Tequila aroma, with touches of citrus and corn. Body / Flavor: Slightly bitter, with sweet and refreshing notes of tequila and lemon; final notes...
“The simple design of the bottle and bodes enjoyment of it, a refreshing aroma, an insurmountable gold. . . And the taste. . . Served with a slice of lemon in the mouth of the bottle, beer makes this an unforgettable experience, enjoying every sip as if it were the last. How to enjoy it even more?...”
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: Jenlain Ambrée 75cl has an amber colour. Aroma: Aroma of bread crust, raisins, quince, mild spices. Body / Flavor: Notes of caramel, hops and herbs. BREWERY: Brasserie Duyck COUNTRY: France FERMENTATION TYPE: Warm fermenting...
TASTING NOTES: View: Gavroche has a deep amber color with light orange reflections, translucent. Nose: Fruity notes, peach, apricot, passion fruit, honeyed notes and toast. Palate: fruity, sweet flavor, berries and red fruit finish. CELLAR: Brasserie...
- Color: La Gavroche has a translucent amber color, with a fluffy head bone.
- Smell: Very fruity aroma, dark berries, cherries, grapes, earth, leather, salt, poultry.
- Taste: fruity flavor, berries, leather, vanilla, earthy, gum, fruit, reminiscent of Belgian yeast.
TASTING NOTES: Color: Fûtdesperados - Beertender 5L has a pale yellow color. Odor: Low carbonation. Strong lemon and tequila. Taste: Intense flavor, alcohol and citrus. ABV: 5.9% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Special
TASTING NOTES OF Kronenbourg Blanc : Appearance: pale gold cloudy. Aroma: orange peel, coriander and white pepper. Body / Taste: Light mouth dry character, with citrus flavors white, freshly ground white pepper and fresh ginger. BREWERY: Kronenbourg....
“TASTING NOTES OF Kronembourg 1664 Blanc:
Appearance: Hazy deep straw, bright appearance and thin whitish head.
- Aroma: citrus, yeast, grapes and wheat.
- Body / Taste: Bitter, grain and citrus flavor, slightly spicy after, yeast and vinous, sensation in fresh and dry mouth.
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: dark Dorado, with a foam off-set by a special yeast. Aroma: Strong, noting especially malt and alcohol, looking more like a liqueur than a beer. Body / flavor: Strange, very dry, with many notes of malt, some honey, a...
TASTING NOTES: Color: Telenn Du has a deep ruby color. Smell: Aroma is chocolate, snuff, hints of berries and vegetables. Taste: light body. Lightly toasted and grainy flavor, caramel notes. ABV: 4.5% Vol. TYPE OF BEER: Guarda
TASTING NOTES: Color: Anosteké Blonde has a golden yellow color, white head. Smell: The aroma is malty with a slight sweetness and hints of honey. Fruity, citrus floral. Taste: The flavor is light and sweet malt, fruit and citrus notes, citrus peel, floral....
TASTING NOTES: View: Belzebuth 250ml has an orange and gold. Nose: Aromas genuine. Mouth: With a sweet flavor balanced with strength of spirit. It is soft, warm in the throat and a hop influence at the end. Complex and smooth flavor. From the first sip...
TASTING NOTES: Appearance: The color intense, a very white mousse that disappears fairly quickly but leaves in the glass remains fairly consistent. Aroma: The aroma of malt and nuts. Body / flavor: Walnuts, hazelnuts and even a souvenir to the...
TASTING NOTES of La Goudale 75cl : Appearance: golden colour. Aroma: Genuine aromas. Body / Flavor: Intense, savoury and long finish. Prominent taste of sweet malt and caramel. Alcohol is noticeable but more in the end. Ideal temperature: 4-7 ° C BREWERY:...
“TASTING NOTES OF Angelus:
- Appearance: Golden nebula, not too much foam
- Aroma: Aroma mainly cereal, with earthy notes and some plaster remember
- Body / Taste: moderate body, either gas. The malty flavor is in the base, but with some floral notes
BREWERY: Brasserie D'Annoeullin
TASTING NOTES: Color: La Wambrechies has a light golden color with a frothy white head of medium size. Smell: The tempting aroma. Birch, Juniper, Belgian yeast, malt, hops and pool in the aroma. Taste: Taste malt, slight yeast, hops soft, smooth bitterness...
TASTING NOTES: Color: Rousse Du Mont Blanc 75cl has a dark reddish brown color with a creamy off-white head. Smell: Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, black fruits, spices. Taste: The taste is sweet with malts, dark fruits, yeast, dark fruit. Medium body,...
TASTING NOTES: Color: Ch'Ti Triple has a golden-orange color. Smell: Aroma of malt and spices. Taste: A nice deep malt sweetness. Mineral, salty and bitter at the end. ABV: 7.5% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Craft
TASTING NOTES: Color: La D'Artagnan is amber with lots of sediment floating color. Smell: The nose is spicy. Taste: Flavors of caramel, Belgian yeast, spices like licorice and anise. ABV: 7% Vol TYPE OF BEER: Craft
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