Review #736 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #26 – Biersky by Uberach
The Schtick: “Known for producing fruit spirits since 1874 Bertrand distillery offers a product of great originality: The Biersky!
It is composed of 40% of beer brandy and 60% of malt, it embodies the encounter between the spirit of whiskeys distilled by Jean Metzger and the nobility of beer. We can taste this biersky, animated with biscuit and fruity aromas and a spicy finish.”
This is a French distilled blend of distilled beer and malt. It is non chill filtered. Let’s dive in!
Distiller: Bertrand Distillery (France)
ABV: 44.4% ABV
Bottle #: 121667
Nose: Honey, doughy and bready. Musty and sticky sweet pastries. Like a nice, rich raisin bread.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel. Oily, sticky caramel and cinnabon notes. Icing, mild sulfur, honey caramel and vanilla. Light pepper. Reminds me faintly of Charbay characteristics like the III. Musty, funky, tasty dessert.
Finish: Medium length, doughy and sweet with plums, tobacco and vanilla.
Overall: Super unique but showing a lot of complexity for something with as strange a mashbill as this. I thought this improved on a lot of flaws I found in Charbay R5 – not to say this is a direct comparison, by any means, but the sample pool of products like this that I’ve tried is very low. The complexity and the blend of sweet to funk makes this a good pick in my book.
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