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Beer and football

Sounds like a cliché, but it’s not that Saturday afternoon game, I am not sitting here in a football shirt with a ball under my boots, and there is no potato chips in sight.

We are in 2016, the football match is Champions League, and the beer is a terrific organic sour beer from one of the many artesan producers seen all over the world these days.

Herslev Bryghus is located in southeastern Jylland, Denmark. The beer is made from malted barley, with spontaneous fermentation. And it clocks in at 11% alcohol and 22 g/L sugar, and acidity… I don’t know, but I would suppose around 10.

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Mark Fadlagret (Herslev Bryghus)

Amber or medium brown colour. Fruity, with notes of cherry, orange peel, honey and a touch of the characteristic brettanomyces yeast. On the palate it’s full, with evident acidity and bitterness (I guess my beer expert friends would say moderate for the category).

Try it with grilled fish like mackerel, or grilled and tasty poultry.

And the match? After two games and 210 minutes of excellent defending and 0-0 Atlético beat PSV after having missed none of their 8 penalties.