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Bruxellensis Reserva - Barrel-Aged Local Brett Pale Ale - 6.5 vol%

Started by Trappist, September 09, 2021, 11:00:59 AM

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A nice 6.5 vol% beer from brasserie de la Senne

Bruxellensis is refermented for several months with a wild yeast of the Brettanomyces type of Brussels origin.
Amber with copper reflections, its fruity attack (pineapple, red fruits) is supported by aromas of hops, added cold, and complex notes of old leather, almost animal.
A gourmet malt touch then develops, with biscuit nuances and a persistent fruity aroma, tending towards confit. Its finish is dry and bitter, its character is unique.

Nosing and tasting immediately gave me Orval!
The Bretts are so permumy, and the barrel-ageing gives it that extra woody touch.
Orval OTOH is more hoppy, except for the aged versions, which I think come very close to this beer, albeit not barrel-aged.

What a lovely Brett perfumy wonder of nature! If you like Bretts, this is your beer! Satisfaction for 100% guaranteed.

This beer goes very well with this cheese.
The famous Belgian rotten cheese, called Herve.
Ofcourse it is not really rotten, but actually very ripe, just "before" the stage of being rotten. heavenly !!!!

"Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health."
–- Thomas Jefferson