Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Pancakes and Beer

Pancakes & Beer

I was reading the Pencil & Spoon blog earlier about pancakes and it led me to remember one of my favourite ever beer & food pairings...

Roasted Banana Pancakes with Imperial Stout Cream served with a Schneider Aventinus... its a mouth watering prospect and I think I may have to use my last bottle of Aventinus this evening.

Schneider Aventinus is one of my all time favourite beers, I first tried it at The White Horse about 10 years ago having never tasted anything quite like it, and it remains a favourite to this day. It is a Weizenbock, which to you and me means that is a strong, dark, German wheat beer. It has the classic banana and clove aroma and taste of a German wheat beer but there are also darker fruit flavours, such as raisons and prunes in both the aroma and flavour, as well as a subtle port aroma, that you don't get in a hefe-weisse or dunkel weisse. This beer will pair very well with rich meats, I particularly like it with venison and pork tenderloin.

The brewery owner claims that after 25 years the beer tastes like a rich port, I would love to have the patience to wait to find out, but I just don't think I can... now where are those bananas!!

Happy Adventuring!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a brilliant combo to me... I only wish I had some of the beer at home to try it out right away!