Thirsty Thursday May 28, 4-7

Steam Works Jasmine IPA

The Jasmine IPA was a sneaky little release from the Steamworks Brewing Company. This beer pours a golden color with a finger and a half of head. The smell is floral with a distinct, creamy hop that is relatively mellow but defined. The flavor is relatively malty with a floral aspect coming from the jasmine. The hop is defined but stepped back slightly leaving room for the Jasmine to breathe. You may not pick out the Jasmine flavor without a little bit of help but once you know it is there the concept is quite clear. This is an easy drinking IPA with a unique twist that just about anyone should be able to appreciate!

 

The History of Framboise

Long before hops were common in most beers, various fruits and vegetables were used to season beers.  The acidity of Lambic Beers blends perfectly with raspberries-Lindemans Framboise is the fruit of lambic category leader.  Taste:  Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity: elegant, sparkling clean taste, with inviting raspberry supported by lambic complexity.  Deep reddish-purple color with pink head.