Previously from this brewery: the Saison and La Blanche
Welcome to the weekend! Keeping with the recent theme and just recapping a beer from Belgium rather than boring you with the details of my day (Hint: I'm making pickles today).
Today's beer is a Fruits Des Bois, a grisette beer from St. Feuillien, a brewery in the southern part of Belgium. This beer is brewed with fruit, and poured a Kool-Aid sort of raspberry color with a somewhat pink fluffy head. When you take a sip, you get a tart flavor of black cherries and raspberries, with a very, very mild salinity. While this beer does have a clear sweetness, it's thankfully nowhere as sweet as it looks. Rather light and refreshing (only 3.5% ABV), this beer is quite tasty and comes in a fun glass, as seen in this picture below.
|Thankfully, not Kool-Aid|
As a reminder, grisette is a style of beer that originated in France and was named for the plain clothed working women would bring beer to the miners and workers. The name of this beer translates roughly to "fruits of the forest." Now you know.
Things to Think About Today:
If grisettes were working class women, we leave you today with The Rolling Stones and their rollicking ode to hard working ladies, Factory Girl. It's about as close to country as I'm ever going to get.... so enjoy!
"Waiting for a girl, we get drunk on Friday nights"