EDMUNDSTON, NB – Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault has announced the release of a new beer that pays tribute to a local legend that connects a family in the area to the royalty of pre-Revolution France.
Louis XVII Amber Ale is named in honour of Bélonie Nadeau, a resident of St-Hilaire, NB in the late 18th and early 19th century. As the brewery notes…
According to Nadeau family keepsakes and archeological digs, Bélonie Nadeau was Louis XVII, France’s lost little red-haired prince. His parents would have sent him over to save him during the Revolution. His disappearance continues to intrigue the world over, but the answer might be found in our backyard. True or not, we figured he deserved to be honoured with a royally great beer!
As for the beer itself, a recent post on the Atlantic Canada Beer Blog describes it as being “well-rounded with a balanced bitterness, upfront caramel notes, a toasted bread aroma, and hints of toffee, roastiness, and fruitiness.”
Louis XVII Amber Ale will go op tap today (November 5th) at the brewery for growler fills and samples. A wider release in bottles is likely to follow next year.