Jack Tipple’s Lambic & Gueuze Tasting Take 2!-Monday August 6, 2018

We had such a delicious time last year we have decided to hold another Lambic & Gueuze Tasting! Join us for this spectacularly sour evening on Monday, August 6 @ 7pm as we taste through 11 different lambics & gueuzes. This night is not to be missed. Space is extremely limited so if you are interested in attending please sign up soon!

Admission is $60 per person and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! In addition to the featured beers, your admission includes a souvenir beer glass that is yours to keep and light hors d’oeuvres provided by Fehrenbacher’s Artisan Sausage.

As always, you will be consuming some delicious beers so please arrange for a safe ride home.

The Lineup:

Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait
Geuze Mariage Parfait is an exceptional example of craftsmanship when it comes to blending Lambic beers. Only the finest three years old Lambics are selected to be accompanied by a small percentage of young lambic in a perfect marriage made in brewing heaven.

Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait
Kriek Mariage Parfait is an “Old Style Kriek” of exceptional excellence, brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, preservatives or colourings added. “Old Style Kriek” or “Oude Kriek” is a protected E.U. appellation. 400 g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foeders (large wooden casks) for 6 to 8 months. Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. After a maturation of 6 months in the bottle it is ready for tasting.

Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella
Cantillon Bruocsella Grand Cru is a bottled old lambic released annually by Cantillon in various batches. It is one of the few examples of unadulterated lambic released in bottles by any commercial lambic producers. The lambic is matured for three years in oak barrels and bottled.

Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
“The most famous framboise,” according to beer writer Michael Jackson, and an undisputed World Classic – fully authentic, tart, not sweetened with sugar or syrup like all the rest. Whole fresh raspberries are fermented in oak casks of Belgium’s classic beer – beer fermented by wild yeasts borne on the open air. Very dry, tart, and fruity, but also funky and complex, as a natural lambic should be. This is the real thing – definitely not one of those artificially sweetened soda-pop beers.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity. This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.

Hanssens Cassis
Deep red with no head and no lace. Fairly sour with some acidity in the nose and some oak tannins. Black currant is prevalent with some funkiness. Nice tart sour character with black currant fruitiness to back it up and some oakiness. Finish is clean and dry with some sourness.

Hanssens Raspberry
Dark orange with no head. Aroma is of funk, raspberry, tart dark fruit, vinegar, acidic notes and some oak. Taste of very tart raspberries and dark fruit, oak, funk, vinegar and acidic notes. Finishes dry with some sourness in the finish.

Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek
Bright red color with small pink head that leaves quickly. Aroma of raw oak and tart cherries mixed with wild yeast character and some vinegar sourness. Intense tart cherries and oak with a sourness. Finish is long with some funk and sourness.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
A true Geuze – A blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic unfiltered and unpasteurized, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Refermentation in the bottle give this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek is a traditional kriek lambic released annually in several batches by the brewery. It is produced by macerating cherries, including the pits, in young lambic. After bottling, it is stored in a warm room for at least four months to help with secondary fermentation in the bottle

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