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Pairing French Desserts and Beer

Beer and delicious French desserts say “Oui, Merci!”

Pairing French Desserts and Beer

Croissant & Strong Bitter

A strong bitter’s toasted bread and nutty tones add notable complexity to a croissant’s buttery, doughy goodness; plus, the beer’s unyielding bitterness sweeps the tongue clean.

Crème Brûlée & Oatmeal Stout
Custard and caramelized sugar taste best topped with berries and paired with a silky oatmeal stout. The beer’s coffee and chocolate add layers of richness to all of the sugar, while the bite’s burnt marshmallow tones and the beer’s roast punctuate the finish.

 

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Lemon Custard Tart & Saison
This tart’s sugary marshmallow and bright lemon filling finds kindred flavors in a classic saison’s sweet malts and lemony snap. The beer’s rustic accents—a touch of barnyard funk, a dash of white pepper—make the pairing even more elegant.

Strawberry Macaron & Lambic
A bite-sized burst of fruity strawberry lends a sweet lift to the – tartness and funk of a classic Belgian lambic.

Chocolate Éclair & Coffee Porter
This decadent pastry, topped with chocolate icing and filled with chocolate custard, requires a beer that both embraces and tempers all of the chocolate flavor. A coffee porter does just that: Bold espresso melds with the chocolate for a delectable mocha taste, while sturdy roast steadies the sweetness and tidies up the palate.

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