Only this time, it's sharp pepper (as opposed to bacon) that's got my taste buds alight.
Click here to see a closeup of the label (which is rather stunning, I think—Sort of a hybrid of Time Bandits-era Terry Gilliam, and the Devendra Banhart/Espers beer label trend, which Scott mentions briefly here.)
The people at RateBeer.com can't seem to agree on this one, as this page demonstrates. But in the meantime, I've got an early evening buzz and a pleasantly hot aftertaste to reckon with.
From the label:
Route des Épices (French for "Spice Route") is a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns. Initially, the beer reveals flavours of fresh grain and malt, which give it notes of chocolate, carmel, and fruit. The pepper flavour and aroma is fully revealed in the finish, which leaves a pleasant, spicy, tingling sensation on the tongue.
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