Astrum - 75 cl
Double malt beer
Brief description: Amber-colored beer from the Sorrento Peninsula, handcrafted, refermented in the bottle, unfiltered, unpasteurized. Evolving product.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, spices (star anise, cinnamon, ask for cloves), yeast.
Alcoholic content: 7% vol.
Warnings: store in an upright position, in a cool place and away from light. The natural yeast sediment on the bottom testifies to the craftsmanship of the product. Serve at 9-11 ° C.
Produced by Birrificio Sorrento Srl in Massa Lubrense (NA) Italy.
The Astrum is the Christmas Beer of the Sorrento Brewery.
The tradition of Christmas Beers was born in the 19th century from the custom of Belgian Brewers to produce a “special” beer to drink with the family during the Christmas holidays. As the consumption was extended to the employees of the Brewery to become a coveted gift for the best customers. It is not easy to describe and classify these Beers that arise from the creativity and interpretation that each individual Brewer has of Christmas. The beauty of these beers lies in the fact that they are all different, one from the other, without the possibility of comparison, they must be drunk and that's it!
With our mahogany-colored Astrum, we were inspired by this tradition but obviously we interpreted it according to the "scents" of our Christmas. Hints of cinnamon, clove and star anise are grafted onto an important body, pleasantly announced on the nose, in a game of alternations that bring to mind the sweets of our tradition: in particular Roccocò and mustacciuoli. The mouthfeel sensations are rich and persistent but never cloying thanks also to a bitterness that gives it dryness on the finish that recalls the next sip. An important amount of alcohol allows it to easily combine with desserts.
In addition to desserts, the Astrum can accompany a good cigar in front of a fireplace, dark chocolate or much more simply the joy and serenity of Christmas lunches spent with the family.