This beer takes you back to the roots of the craft of brewing. For centuries, the only known sweetener in Europe was honey. The beer is brewed with extremely pure well water. The company wants to remain true to the ingredients and methods which have been used for centuries.
Since 2009, this beer has been marketed in 33 cl bottles with a swing-top cap which emphasises the strength and ancient character of the beer. Honey is added instead of sugar. The fair trade variety is sold under the Maya label. The Barbãr is golden in colour with a generous head. The mead aroma immediately reveals its origin. After shaking, the taste becomes more complex with a hint of milk, citrus fruit (candied lemon peel) and spices (coriander, ginger).
The first sip is broad but the acidity strengthens the beer and gives it a lovely balance and freshness. The aftertaste is smooth and refined, spicy like liquorice root and slightly sweet. In an age where everything is done at top speed, now and again it is good to return to one's roots, to this drink that our ancestors referred to as the "warriors' rest".