maandag 6 oktober 2014

Fénix Czech beer is a cheap Belgian-style beer

I just came back from the Czech Republic and drank several glasses of a new "Belgian-style" white beer called "Fénix".

The beer came served with a orange wedge. The aroma is really zesty orange,  yeasty ans smelling of doughy grains. Somewhat artificial, but quite fresh. Clouded murky orange with a big creamy white head that fades. Flavour is sweet orange, sickly, wheaty doughy bread cereal and some sweetener. Palate is creamy and doughy but finishes out dry. 

It is brewed in Plzen for the Dutch company Grolsche Bierbrouwerij. And I think it is a blatant attempt at creating a copy-cat for Hoegaarden (by using the symbol of the Phoenix which is traditionally owned by Grimbergen.

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