When choosing the right ale to pair up with the tasty characteristics of French Onion Soup it’s imperative (pardon the pun) to match your ale with the features you love about this enjoyable meal.
If you love melted cheese, a nut brown ale is for you. The flavours of the cheese will play off the nuttiness of brown ale making for a mouth-watering beer and food pairing. Remember when pairing a brown ale with French Onion Soup choose an ale that is more malt flavoured than hop flavoured, this will avoid the soup from tasting too bitter.
French Onion Soup isn’t necessarily associated with Scotch, however in this pairing it tastes great. Scotch Ale is a hearty alternative to the popular brown ale that is typically paired up with French Onion Soup. The richness of the broth will enhance with every drink of this ale.
Last but not least, red ale is a fruit flavoured, oak filled option to pair with French Onion Soup. The characteristics of red ale will exaggerate the caramelized onions and leave you wanting another bowl…and another beer!
Caramelized onions soaking in rich broth while cheese seeps over the bowl all while a flavourful aroma fills the kitchen makes this ale pairing meal all the more delicious.