Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin x Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: 2020-2021
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of mixed fermentation, the Cassis Rullquin is made from the fermentation of 160 g of blackcurrants by liter in a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune and 1/8 of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.
My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 16th March 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a slight purple tint, with a two and a half finger fluffy tanned head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, damp wood, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, very light roast, with notes of apple peel.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, green apple, dried cherry, coffee, caramel, oak, with a very light roasty note.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This worked well as the cassis blended well with the brune and in my opinion was an improvement over the original Rullquin. Drinks really easy and is enjoyable.