I'm already fed up of the royal wedding but thought I'd post this...hope it makes you smile (:
|Girls in Dirndls|
"Pours as dark amber with medium white head. The nose is floral and faintly smoky and the foretaste is mild and sweet, followed by some sourness and a sharpness which fades but lingers in the aftertaste. One of the beers I knew as a boy and helped make me the man I now am!"
"...it is light amber in color with a foamy head. It has a pale malty aroma with no hop characteristic. Sweet nutty caramel malts fill a very modest medium body and lightly carbonated brew. Very light floral hop on finish and aftertaste."For me this was the beer of my University days - getting far too drunk and miss far too many lectures. But hey I did Biochem so any time spent with beer was just research...
A dough was made using a considerable amount of yeast; this was then formed into loaves and lightly baked. The bread was crumbled and water added at which point it would be strained to produce a wort.This process was, in time, taught to the Greeks with the Greek writer Sophocles (450 BC) probably being the first to write about the concept of moderation when it came to beer. He believed that the best diet for Greeks consisted of bread, meats, various types of vegetables, and beer or "ζῦθος" (zythos) as they called it.
Herbs were then added to improve flavour and dates to increase sweetness. The resulting liquid was fermented in large vats and eventually placed in sealed jars to be stored and transported.