Cinnamon Bitter Ale – “The Girl from the East Indies”
Proudly we like to think about her as of the first Italian Real Ale. Kind and well-mannered, it is a “travel beer” conjuring the calmness of British pubs, the pelt of old jugs, the smoky woods of wall panels, and those belonging to merchant vessels sailing over the Indian Ocean only to soak, when making landfall at Java, the precious essences of far-away spices… Cinnamon Bitter is a geometric play of noble hops, warming spices, biscuit-y notes; a melting cauldron where mythologies of all kinds meet; an invigorating drink endowed with the dreamlike flavor of adventure.
Original Extract: 11°Plato
Colour: Deep copper
“Flat”, watery and silky; it carries in i.ts flowing a chorus of simple, direct sensations. Starting with the slight sweetness of caramel and biscuit, it is suddenly embellished with the aroma hints of noble Styrian Goldings hops; closing the sip with a lasting bitterness which lingers at the sides of the tongue and cheeks; recalling the glass to the lips soon after. Back aromas evoke the freights journeying towards the East Indies: a richness of spices inebriates the sense of smell, warming up the throat with the soft fiery touch of cinnamon and clove, and the Mediterranean panacea of citrus peels; echoing armoniously over the herbal refrains of hops.
Only available in kegs. Drink fresh, when available!
Suspended in space and time, Cinnamon Bitter is a nostalgic lady, fond of traditions: she is born every year, between December and January. She has many fans, awaiting her cyclical return with a love half-religious, half-erotic. Her convivial nature, kind yet “spicy”, well suits the rainy afternoons – which she can really shine a light on – and light lunches; such as indian rice biriyanis or pub meals and cold cuts; such as for instance a very traditional ploughman’s lunch.