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Kabinet

Kabinet
Rufaro Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 5.2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Kabinet
Rufaro Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 5.2%
Brilliant golden amber color. Interesting, herbal aromas of singed lemon peel, alpine herbs and menthol mint, and mashed potatoes with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length ginseng mint gum, espazote, and turnip finish. An exotically spicy and herbal beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Funky
Aroma Aroma: singed lemon peel, alpine herbs and menthol mint, and mashed potatoes
Taste Flavor: ginseng mint gum, espazote, and turnip
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Goulash, Mushroom Cassoulet, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An exotically spicy and herbal beer.

The Importer

LAV Imports

The Importer
5301 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
USA
1 847-910-0160

Herb Spice Beer

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Herb/spice beers are ales or lagers to which herbs and/or spices have been added to impart flavor. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not just the herb or spice added, but also in relation to when and where the herb or spice was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common herbs and spices used by brewers include ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, many examples of herb/spice beers are readily available utilizing herbs and spices including ginseng and heather 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 a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of herbs/spices and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Chipotle Ale, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer and Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale.

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Herb Spice Beer