Brassée à Mort Subite Original Gueuze (4.5%)

Original GueuzeWhat a delightful if tiny bottle of beer this is.
Yes tiny.
Only 250ml so it’s more of a tease than a bottle.
Original Gueuze would make an excellent entry point for someone just dipping their toe (tongue?) into Lambics for the first time.
You see, if I’m tasting correctly, there’s a little sugar added to this that cuts across the bitter sourness.
Pouring a warm toffee brown, the aroma is full of cider apples and sugar candy.
The malts are thick and sweet and rather like liquefied toffee apples sprinkled with All Spice, and the hops are fresh and herbal.
But then in the finish that astringent sourness that, once you get your tastebuds around Lambics you just fall in love with, kicks in and stamps your tongue in wonderful bitter submission.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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