Brasserie La Baleine – La Gitane – 6 out of 7


This beer tastes great! I got this one in France with cautious optimism considering that the French aren’t known for their beer, furthermore, I don’t believe I’ve ever even had a French beer. Imagine my surprise when the deep woods German campfire smell stood out above all other smells in this incredible beer, which gets better and better after each sip (monster chug). Contrary to the brewers description, I don’t detect the soft peaty amplitude in the mouth at all. Maybe I don’t have a firm grasp on what the French consider soft amplitude, but I thankfully don’t taste it in the beer. If anything has a soft amplitude its the quickly fizzled head noticeably absent in the picture above although there was still plenty of carbonation packed inside. I have to admit, lackthereof didn’t detract from the experience at all. One thing that added to the experience is the simple fact of this beer’s French origin, so unexpectedly good. La Gitane marks a bold 6 out of 7 smokestacks. I can’t wait to go back to Paris to drink this one again. Brasserie La Baleine, Touche!

Brewer Brasserie La Baleine
Beer Name La Gitane
Brewer’s Description Artisan amber beer brewed with smoked malt and spices. It develops aromas with a soft peaty amplitude in the mouth.
Beer brewed traditionally -unfiltered, unpasteurized, malt.
Enjoy the Gitane between 12 ° and 14 ° to discover all its flavors.
La Brasserie Whale selects the malts and spices. The mixing is done by hand. La Gitane is a high fermentation beer, lively and natural.
Food Pairings She will accompany your best cheese-based dishes.
Brewer Location Paris France
Alcohol content by volume 5.0%
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N No
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (detention – recess) 6

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I like beers that taste like smoke.
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