28 August 2019
The magical world of ale
Can you imagine, dear guest, a Viking who has just conquered Britain without his beautiful mug of beer in his hand? Never. And do you know what kind of beer that muffin is drinking with his moustache slipping into the foam? An Ale, dear guest. And do you know why? Because Ale beers date back to the Middle Ages and until the modern age they are the most widespread in the world. And again: do you know why they are called Ale? Because this type of beer is distinguished by high fermentation, Ale - high, and are part of a large family that contains many different styles. But they all have one thing in common: the good old yeast ferments between 15 and 24 degrees, creating a tumultuous vortex of aromatic intensity that gives the beer a very defined structure. The result is a sweet, full-bodied and fruity taste. The vast majority of Ale contain herbs or spices in order to give a bitterish aroma that balances the sweetness of the malt.
In our Biraria L'Murin you will find numerous expressions of high fermentation from different countries. England and Belgium are the masters, but our beautiful country also defends itself well. Beware of alcohol levels, they could create sudden dizziness. A greeting from King Arthur and the knights of the round table.
Michele, Head Sommelier