Tzara is Thornbridge’s Köln style beer, “fermented like an ale but matured like a lager.”
The end result is a bright sunny straw coloured beer with a light fluffy head and a sweet sherbet apple aroma.
Recently I’ve not been overly impressed with Thornbridge, but I like this a lot.
It’s a soft and gentle beer with pear juice and apricots, a little almond and some nice fresh brioche in the malts.
Everything is blurry, soft focussed and delicate with the hops providing some herbal greenery and a sprinkle of mixed peppercorns, a splash of lemon juice and some blackcurrant leaves.
But even with the softness there’s a good depth to the beer and the flavours slowly grow as you work down the glass, becoming rounder and more earthy and leaving a finish that’s spiky, fresh and clean.
Tzara is very nice indeed.
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