Friday, October 5, 2007

Raspberry, Cherry and Peach, oh my!!!!

So, my first post is going to be about alcohol. But, not just any alcohol...

Sweet-tart raspberry yumminess! Framboise ~ that nectar which is surely of the Divine! If you have never had Framboise, it tastes like a mouthful of tart raspberries with the edge of savory ~ truly best served in a dark Brit pub over Scotch Eggs and fresh Crisps. Delicious! My favorite by far is the raspberry but the cherry, or Kriek, is quite a tasty treat, too. This lambic creation is also available in peach, or Peche. Lindeman's is more sweet than tart, which I prefer.

"Framboise (from the French word for raspberry) or Frambozenbier (Dutch) is a Belgian lambic beer that is fermented using raspberries. It is one of many modern fruitbeer types that have been inspired by the more traditional kriek beer, made using sour cherries.

Framboise is usually served in a small glass that resembles a champagne glass, only shorter. Most framboise beers are quite sweet, though the Cantillon brewery produces a tart version called Rosé de Gambrinus that is based on the traditional kriek style. The Liefmans brewery uses Oud bruin beer instead of lambic to make its high quality framboise beer, resulting in a very different taste. Recently, Framboise has become popular outside of Belgium, and can now be found in pubs and supermarkets all over the world." ~~ Wikipedia


James said...

Sounds yummy! Sounds like a trip to Portland's (OR) Horse Brass Pub on SE Belmont is in order. Of course, I prefer The MacAllen, 18 yr old single malt scotch with my Scotch Egg and Crisps ;->

Best wishes with your blogging. I am looking forward to reading many more in the weeks, months and years ahead. Love ya, S.C.E.

One Saucy Wench said...

Thanks, honey!

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