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Burleigh Brewing Co.

Burleigh Brewing Co.
Burleigh Sass Bright Ale x Ginger

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 4.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Burleigh Brewing Co.
Burleigh Sass Bright Ale x Ginger

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 4.2%
Gold color. Spicy aromas of sliced and crystallized ginger, toasted baguette, plantain, and cardamom and lemongrass with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length kiwi-papaya relish, jicama, crackers, and pepper finish. A quenching ginger accented beer that will be fun to pair with Asian cuisines.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sliced and crystallized ginger, toasted baguette, plantain, and cardamom and lemongrass
Taste Flavor: kiwi-papaya relish, jicama, crackers, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A quenching ginger accented beer that will be fun to pair with Asian cuisines.

The Producer

Burleigh Brewing Co

The Producer
2 Ern Harley Dr
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Australia
61 07-55936000

Herb Spice Beer

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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.