Another Monday over, time to open a beer.
Style: English Barleywine
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes dating to the 4th or 5th century, where it is described as simply aliter dulcia (‘another sweet dish’). The recipe says to ‘Break [slice] fine white bread, crust removed, into rather large pieces which soak in milk [and beaten eggs] fry in oil, cover with honey and serve.’ A fourteenth-century German recipe uses the name Arme Ritter (‘poor knights’), a name also used in English and the Nordic languages. Also in the fourteenth century, Taillevent presented a recipe for ‘tostées dorées’. Italian 15th-century culinary expert Martino da Como offers a recipe. The usual French name is pain perdu, ‘lost bread’, reflecting its use of stale or otherwise ‘lost’ bread — which gave birth to the metaphoric term pain perdu for sunk costs. It may also be called pain doré, ‘golden bread’, in Canada. There are fifteenth-century English recipes for pain perdu. An Austrian and Bavarian term is pafese or pofese, from zuppa pavese, referring to Pavia, Italy. The word ‘soup’ in the dish’s name refers to bread soaked in a liquid, a sop. In Hungary, it is commonly called bundáskenyér (lit. ‘furry bread’).”
Random: French toast is one of my favorite sweet breakfast treats.
The beer poured with a light brown, one finger head. It dissipated quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown and clear with light carbonation visible. The nose was filled with sweetness. I picked up caramel and maple syrup and then cinnamon. There was vanilla as well. The taste was sticky and sweet with lots of maple syrup and brown sugar. The vanilla came out as well. I also picked up a bourbon note. The booze was noticeable, but not overwhelming. It had a thick and chewy body with light carbonation. The finish was sweet and lengthy. I really enjoyed this beer, although this is definitely a sipper. This is worth seeking out.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0