Tipple’s Sour Tasting – Monday April 8th 2013
Monday, April 8th 2013 – 7pm to 9pm
Ter Dolem Kriek
This unfiltered top-fermented beer, with fresh cherry juice added, is made from single types of wheat and malt and two kinds of hops. Spices, like coriander, and orange peel are added; the result is a refreshing fruit beer.
2012 Verzet Oud Bruin
This beer is a mixture of some “old” brown beer that has aged for 6 months in oak barrels and some “young” brown beer. Each barrel is individually tasted and flavored in different concentrations in order to create the perfect blend. Each year will taste slightly different.
Hanssens Artisanaal Scarenbecca Kriek
Hanssens Artisanaal Lambic Experimental Cassis
Producers of an ale brewed with black currants and matured in oak barrels, Hanssens Artisanaal is the last independent gueze blender in the world. At Hanssens, no beer is actually brewed. Instead, they pursue a profession that was very important in the history of lambic style beers: they are solely blenders of beer.
Belgium – 6% abv – Cassis – 98 Ratebeer
This is a very special beer. True lambics are almost never found outside of Belgium and until this beer was available, Cantillon was pretty much the only lambic that had made it to the United States. Importer Don Feinberg has hand-selected young lambics from various producers and then aged and blended them; he is the only American who goes to Belgium to blend lambics. Since this beer reflects the conditions present during the blending and aging process, LambickX can not be replicated. Each lambic produced will be a little different. Expect this beer to be almost totally flat, as barrelling causes it to lose its carbonation, no new lambic is added to the blend, and it is not refermented(like a gueze would be).
Belgium – 5.75% abv – True Lambic – 96 Ratebeer
2006 Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien