Now this is what I call a dessert! Nicole baked up some banana bread with crystallized ginger. And what better to accompany such a bread than a Belgian ale! We so happened to have a bottle of Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale in the fridge, so we opened it for the occasion.
The Corsendonk has that hazy golden color you’d expect from a Belgian pale. Fruit and spice are very apparent in the aroma. The spicy fruity Belgian flavor rang out without being overly sour. It has an intense sweetness up front, but it doesn’t linger. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
I thought the spiced fruit flavor of the beer was an excellent compliment to the earthy spiciness of the crystallized ginger and banana flavor of the bread. It was a wonderful pairing!