They've been making beer since 1129. The practice may not have made them "perfect" but it certainly hasn't hurt. The bottle has instructions to pour slowly, taking care to leave the yeast in the bottle, but if you like a nuttier taste feel free to pour the yeast in your glass. I tried it both ways, and while the appearance certainly changed, the difference in taste was minimal. Bottle also says it's wonderfully aromatic, gold in color with a dense creamy head, honey and spice notes and a velvety smooth finish. Hate to steal lines from the bottle, but in this case it's actually the truth. 7% abv, but you'd never guess it...this is extremely quaffable.
Reviewed: April 03, 2004