Rivière d’Ain Hiver 2018 (Post from Gilbert Delos www.biere-delos.fr)

With the brewery Rivière d’Ain, surprise and pleasure are always present. And their beer “Hiver” (winter) is not an exception.

It’s a french brune with red reflexions (6,9%).

Firstly, the beer will surprise you because of the fragrance of caramel and licorice (Zan)… but also chewing gum with menthol of my childhood.

Why such flavors in a winter beer ?

In fact it’s perfectly adapted.

Because the slightly acidic freshness of mint goes very well with the notes of cooked caramel and licorice with a hint of torefaction in a beautiful smooth honey taste which is not sweet.

It will turn your winter in sweeter way especially if you drink it near the fire.

Patrice POBEL is a farmer in the area of Lyon (France). he has created his brewery in 2005. The brewery Rivière d’Ain stands now in the heart of the barley fields of the farm.