Beatus vir qui suffert tentationem
During the horrendous heatwave of July 1558, Calvin liked to amble in the still-empty streets of the city, well before dawn.
One morning, as he descended the cauldron-makers’ street towards the Bourg-de-Four central square, he saw swirling water and flames coming out of the fountain at the bottom of the street. Suspecting an apparition of the Evil One, he approached, quite fearfully.
It was red-haired Hermine “La Rouquine”, one of the streetwalkers on the so-called “street of the beautiful girls“, the rue des Belles-Filles, splashing around half-naked and waving her impressive red hair in the fountain as a means to cool off. Seeing such a shameful sight, Calvin felt quite shocked and troubled and fell into a faint. Several hours later, he came to the convent hospital. His rantings about the Devil and women were so agitated and incoherent that the doctors diagnosed severe dehydration.
As soon as Calvin was back on his feet, he had the “beauty girls” banished from that street, much to the population’s anger. As a hommage to Hermine and to the oldest profession in history, we, the Papinot Brothers, have brewed a lovely red beer, containing water, barley, hops, and yeast, which will make your head spin.
A beer of character with a note of spices and honey!
- BITTERNESS 30% 30%
- malted 60% 60%
- fruity 20% 20%
- spicy 60% 60%
A beer of character with an 8% alcohol content, round in the mouth, but with a deliciously flowery hop note that gives it a taste that is both fiery and delicate.
8% alcohol content
Colour: red-orange reflection
Aromatic body, spicy and honey notes.
Drink in a range of 3° and 5°C
Springwater, barley, hops, and yeast.
33cl returnable bottle with mechanical closure
Energy: 260 kj | 62 kcal
Fat: 0.5 g | of which saturated: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g | of which sugars: 0.5 g
Proteins: 0.7 g
Salt: 0.01 g
Carbonic acid: 5
Cereal containing gluten