Full Review

Bofferding

Bofferding
Fruit Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4.3%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Bofferding
Fruit Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 4.3%
Minutely hazy dark pink coral color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of ripe wild raspberry, blackberry leaf, orange blossom, lavender, and sautéed spinach with raspberry vinaigrette with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, moderately sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish displaying elements of spearmint and cinnamon potpourri and blueberry muffin finish. A sweet and perfumed fruit beer that will be well received by sweet-tooths.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: ripe wild raspberry, blackberry leaf, orange blossom, lavender, and sautéed spinach with raspberry vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of spearmint and cinnamon potpourri and blueberry muffin
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and perfumed fruit beer that will be well received by sweet-tooths.

The Importer

Ansay International

The Importer
101 E. Grand Ave, Suite 11
Port Washington, WI 53074
USA
1 262-347-7229

Their Portfolio

83 Bofferding Fruit Ale 4.3% (Belgium)
89 Bofferding Pils Beer 4.8% (Luxembourg)
84 Bofferding Brune Ale 7.2% (Luxembourg)
82 Domaines Vinsmoselle 2017 Rosé, Moselle Luxembourgeoise 12% (Luxembourg) $13.99.
85 Ramborn Medium Dry Cider 5.8% (Luxembourg)

Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.