Verzet Oud Bruin Cherry

Brewery: Brouwerij ‘t Verzet
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: Harvest 2015

Brewer Description: (from neck tag in Dutch) Oud Bruin Cherry ontstaat door krieken toe te voegen aan bier dat reed één jaar rijpte op eiken vaten. De rijpe vruchten worden in volle zomer, bij het krieken van de dag, geplukt in Poolse boomgaarden door lokale schonen. De manden, die uitpuilen van blozende vruchten, steken het Germaanse Rijk over om zo uitgepit neer te strijken in Anzegem waar ze aan het bier worden toegevoegd. De suikers uit de zure kersen worden door de wilde gisten omgezet naar complexe aroma’s van onder meer rode wijn, verse kers en amandel. De krieken en het bier tillen elkaar naar een hoger niveau, dat wisten brouwers honderden jaren geleden al. Ervaar zelf dit prachthuwelijk en klink met je vrienden op dit kersverse bruidspaar.

(translated from Dutch to English) Oud Bruin Cherry is created by adding cherries to beer that ripened for one year in oak barrels. The ripe fruits are picked in full summer, at the crack of the day, in local orchards in Polish orchards. The baskets, protruding from blushing fruits, cross the Germanic Empire to settle down in Anzegem where they are added to the beer. The sugars from the sour cherries are converted by the wild yeast into complex aromas of, among other things, red wine, fresh cherry and almond. The cherries and the beer lift each other to a higher level, brewers knew that hundreds of years ago. Experience this marvelous marriage yourself and sound with your friends on this brand new bridal couple.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A corked and caged 750ml bottle, harvest 2015, and with a best before date of April 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear amber orange brown colour with a half finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, cherry skin, oak, with hints of almond and vanilla.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, oak, lightly vinous, with a dash of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Acidic but not overly so, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and enjoyable. The cherry and oak comes through nicely, and there is not as much vinegar as in some of the other variations that I’ve tried.

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