Verzet Super Boil

Brewery: Brouwerij ‘t Verzet
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: Super Boil 2016. Boiled on 16 December 2016

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Deze speciale editie van onze Oud Bruin wordt 16 uur gekookt, ipv de gangbare 1,5 uur. De Maillard-reactie die daardoor ontstaat geeft het zure bier een zachter karakter, leerden we uit oude brouwersgeschriften. Het bier verbleef exact 324 dagen in houten vaten. De Super Boil is beduidend donkerder van kleur dan de conventionele versie en heeft een ronder karakter, iets volmondiger. De geur en het aroma hebben iets vineus met hints van hout en vanille.

(Translated from Dutch to English) This special edition of our Oud Bruin is cooked for 16 hours, instead of the usual 1.5 hours. The Maillard reaction that arises gives the sour beer a softer character, we learned from old brewer’s writings. The beer spent exactly 324 days in wooden barrels. The Super Boil is considerably darker in color than the conventional version and has a rounder character, slightly more full-bodied. The scent and the aroma have something vinous with hints of wood and vanilla.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle with the normal impossible to pull out Verzet cork, and an expiry date of 20th November 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: Brown in colour with an orange hue, and a one and a half finger beige head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, grape skin, dark berries, cherry, oak, with a splash of vinegar and acetone.
Taste: Sour, tart, grape skin, cherry, red wine vinegar, oak, light caramel, slightly vinous, with hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Moderate acidity, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Although vinegary acidity may be on the borderline, it was still an enjoyable Oud Bruin.

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