Thanks to Nick’s skill at sniffing out beer shops, and my diligence in reading labels, we found some beer from Bretagne!
We were eager to try it when we got home, so into the freezer it went for a short spell. Malheureusement, they got left in a little too long and started to freeze. It was very nearly a disaster. But we kept our cool, and more importantly, kept the caps on the bottles to maintain the internal atmosphere. Or something.
At long last, we opened the bottle of Britt Blonde. An unpasteurized ale, it had a slightly cloudy appearance and a very light floral/fruity aroma. Upon sipping, it exhibited a distinct cidery tang – this beer definitely has character!
The Blanche was cloudy and yellow, as white beers tend to be. It tasted remarkably similar to the Blonde, only slightly sweeter. Nowhere near as highly perfumed as a typical blanche, we were less impressed by this one.
The brewery, Brasserie de Bretagne, produces six lines of beers. The Britt line contains three standards: Blonde, Blanche, and Rousse. There also appears to be a rotating seasonal brew or two.
And I thought they only made cider in Bretagne!
Originally published on Croque-Camille.