Brewed by Brasserie de Bretagne
Style: Blond beer
Barbe Torte is an award winning Breton beer brewed by Brasserie de Bretagne in the small town of Trégunc located in western Brittany. Brittany, of course, is the Celtic part of France, situated in the North West of the country. The beer is apparently named after a Duke of Brittany, Alan II (“Barbe Torte” à la française or his much more interesting nickname, “Twisted Beard!”) who expelled the Vikings from Brittany and ruled the kingdom until his death in the year of 952. The brewery, not as old, was founded in 1988 and was known as Brasserie Britt.
The brewery produces about fifteen different types of beer all catering for the upturn in demand for quality beer in France.
The brewery is certainly innovative and eager to try something out of the ordinary.
They launched a beer in the colours of French League One team, FC Lorient, a first for a Breton club. They also branched out with their own version of cola, Britt Cola, adding to an American classic a Breton twist. With the World Cup in Brazil, they produced a fruity “Britt Do Brasil”, for the Sochi Winter Olympics they produced a vodka flavoured beer, and the brewery is the main partner for the famous sailing event Route du Rhum where boats test to see who can travel from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe in record time. They certainly like to get their brand about.
Review: Bottle of Barbe Torte: ABV: 6%
Bought in Lidl
On pour looks lovely, has a real full body, a lovely light yellow colour. When it settles it does become a bit murky with a lot of carbonation, not as good looking.
A small head that dissipates
Smell is very strong and full of nice flavours, nice citrus smell, hoppy and all the rest.
Even though it is 6%, you cant really taste it. Nothing too strong, not very bitter
A nice slow burner, one to relax with and enjoy rather than guzzle down
A very very tasty beer, I liked it
Everything blended well, hoppy and malty…
Will try again.