Riesling and Beer: Ecliptic’s Rigel Sparkling Riesling Ale

What can 1% of Riesling from Tresoria winery add to a beer? Let’s see.

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John Harris of Ecliptic used Pale, Munich, and light crystal malts for body and texture.

Appearance: Clear, medium intense amber. Off white, creamy head.

Aromas: Clean, medium plus intense apricot, orchard, whole grain bread, honey, lemongrass

Palate: off dry, medium acid, medium minus bitterness, creamy texture, medium body.

Flavors: more malt and bread on palate, light lemongrass, apricot, tightens into a lightly grainy, pine-like finish. Medium plus length.

Conclusions: this a bright, pleasant, refreshing beer with low bitterness and complexity. Well done 4 of 5

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2 Responses to Riesling and Beer: Ecliptic’s Rigel Sparkling Riesling Ale

  1. talkavino says:

    very interesting. Do they make exact same beer, but only without Riesling? For the clear comparison?

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