PICON AMER (BITTER) 21% 1L
This dark amber amer lives up to its style and it is indeed bitter, but that is balanced by a bright bittersweet orange flavor. The bitterness is offset by an underlying sweetness, as well as a dry quinine finish.
Picon Amer is a caramel-colored, flavored bitter drunk as an apéritif, which traditionally accompanies a beer in the east and north of France.
It is also used as a digestif.
It is made from a base of fresh oranges which are dried and mixed with a solution of alcohol which is distilled. Picon also contains gentian and quinquina in equal measures. Sugar, syrup, and caramel are added last.