A first! Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar this week offered a French brewed beer on tap as the weekly new release. Bellerose purports to mingle characteristics of the familiar Belgian IPA and the more exotic (by Wellington standards) traditional biere de garde styles. Also – according to Greasylightbulb – the brewery was started or funded by French cinema legend, Gerard Depardieu. Or something. So we’re told.
Brasserie des Sources Bellerose Blonde (6.5% ABV)
Bit smooth, light body, trim frame
Not much like Gerard
Food match: ploughman’s lunch (bread, sharp cheddar, pickles), moules et frites
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: you need something in which to drown spiders.
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1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.