Friday, October 3, 2008
While at the Cantillon brewery in Brussels, a famous lambic and gueze producer, I was lucky to get in on a sampling of a gueze from 1983. Thats 25 yrs old folks. It was incredible. It smelled like a stable (with lambics that's a good thing)
About a month ago I visited Rodenbach Brewery in Roeselare Belgium. The Grand Cru is aged 3 yrs in wooden tuns. This beer is blended to produce the Rodenbach regular beer but left unblended as Grand Cru. Uniquely sour with a cherry flavor despite there being no cherries used in its production. The tour of the brewery was in Dutch so I only discerned a little of the story but the sample at the end was fabulous.