Another French beer this weekend and this has all the classic flavours that I’d want in a beer of this type.
It looks the business too.
Pouring a warm gold with a ring of foam for a head, Vivat smells of apples in white rum, drenched in condensed fruit juices.
The backbone is a healthy yeast biscuit malt that positively throbs with life.
It’s wearing a honeycomb jacket and carrying a bag full of peppercorns too.
There’s also a very good, if slightly intriguing, mandarin juice thing going on in here.
It’s fresh and juicy and covered in peel and pith that guides you towards elderflower whiteness and a crisp dry finish that sprinkles you in sugar syrup and fresh herbs as it closes the door and leaves.
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