6,4% alc./vol., 341 ml bottle
Brasseurs illimités – http://www.brasseursillimites.com/
Day two of my limited supply from Brasseurs illimités. Yesterday’s beer had an IBU of 42…made for little girls, I say! Sure, this number stomps on a good Canadian pilsner with 25 IBUs, or an American light with an utterly imperceptible 10 IBUs. Ah, but tonight’s beer trumps them all with a whopping 62 IBUs, meaning it’s got 50% more acid from the hops and 50% more international bitterness units. It’s bitter and has the numbers to prove it! Funny thing is that yesterday was Golding hops, while tonight is a blend of five hops. It’s more bitter, but it doesn’t seem 50% more bitter. The blended hops create a complexity to the flavour and give it a long finish. As a stronger beer with a stronger flavour, it might do well with a food pairing. Acidic drinks do well with oily foods (just like oil and vinegar in salad dressing)…old cheese works as a match, as would something like a big, juicy burger. I’m doing just fine drinking this beer on its own, though.