Belgian Gueuze probably goes well with Japanese Natto
Sometimes you have to go through bad things to get to the best. I never thought that this might adhere to beer as well.
There are several bars and restaurants at the Grand Place in Brussels. Many of them serve good beers – concidering almost all Belgian beers are good beers. We decided to order a Gueuze - for the first time ever. I was excited and couldn’t wait to get the beer.
The St. Louis Lambic Gueuze, brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, was on the table soon and the waiter poured the beer into a glass. The golden yellow drink with a nice white foam was within my reach.
I took the glass to my nose, took a sniff, and put it immediately back on the table. This beer smelled like a horse stable. I would never have imagined that a beer could smell like that. Let’s put the trivia beside and describe it with other words. The beer smelled fruity (peach), floral, grassy, sulfidic, little mouldy & acetic. Once you could get over the horse stable flavour you will discover a nice acetic, sour and carbonating beer with a good body.
This beer is very refreshing and goes down very well. It’s very interesting what can be done with beer if it is fermented using spontaneous fermentation. Personally, I can’t wait for the second gueuze!
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|Tingle:||4||of 5 - depends on the beer|
Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer critics since 2001.
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