It has been a CRAZY past few months! One of the last moments of sanity was back when I went to the Big Beers Festival in January. It was a wintery getaway full of deliciously strong beer!
If you recall, I helped with a cooking workshop with Ginger Johnson from Women Enjoying Beer. Ginger made multiple yummy dishes with beer. One of the dishes was Beer-soaked Ladyfingers. Allagash Fluxus 2013 was used as the beer in this chocolaty, zesty ice cream topping.
After the session I was excited to have received a bottle of the Fluxus so that I could make it at home! Since the months flew by and I never got a round to it, I decided to finally just enjoy the beer. However, the recipe is on Your Home with Karie Engels and I definitely recommend it! It is a dessert that can be easily thrown together and will surely WOW your guests :)
The Fluxus is an ale brewed with blood oranges. Though I would definitely consider it a dessert beer, it is an ale which keeps it from being too heavy like a stout or porter. It has a strong chocolate aroma but it is not overwhelming in the taste. I felt it had a delicate smoky flavor. It was very pleasant on the palette.
If not making it into a dessert, it would be so delicious accompanying a simple chocolate cake or anything that is not too heavy or extravagant.
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