From Ommegang – Our Limited Edition Aphrodite Ale is ethereal, intriguing and mysterious – as the Goddess Aphrodite must have been. Aphrodite has champagne-like carbonation, much as the foam of the waves of the sea. Plus enchanting flavors with whispers of raspberry and pear, and hints of funk and tartness created by the Brett yeast. The refreshing dryness comes from the unusual combination of Ommegang and Brett yeasts, and incites feelings of love and thirst, though we don’t know about lust. Grains of paradise are infused into the nectar, and when poured Aphrodite is crowned with a luxuriously shimmering rose-pink head.
Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Aphrodite – On tap poured into a tulip – 8.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark pink with a quickly subsided rosy head.
Aroma: Funky spicy saisony yeast ,rain water and sweet berry.
Taste: Bitter ,yeasty, tart berry-riffic finish. All very balanced. Alcohol very well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Thin, fizzy, refreshing.
Overall: Enjoyable, balanced, and deceiving at 8.9%. This would be right up a Framboise fan’s alley.