Three Philosophers: Belgian Style Blend
This is a beer that I used as a 3rd course beer pairing dinner. It is a blend of a Belgian strong ale and a Belgian cherry lambic. I paired the beer with a roasted duck breast with a cranberry and red wine reduction. I recently read that they are now aging this beer in caves in NY. The only brewery I have ever heard of doing that in America. I know that it is still tradition in France. My uncle couldnt get enough of this one. This is a GREAT beer to put away for a year or two.
Appearance – Beautiful dark brown with a 3 finger foamy dark tan head with decent lacing.
Smell – Floral and citrus. Alcohol is not hard to smell in this beer. A slight licorice and dark fruit (cherry, raisin, currant) comes out very well. Also on another note I am getting good malts and a little coffee and vanilla.
Taste – The licorice and dark fruit stands out at the first sip. A nice slight sweetness from the malts are in their as well and the alcohol kinda heats things up. Very good balance of flavor with this beer.
Mouth Feel – Leaves a sensation you would get while chewing a stick of big red. It tingles throughout the entire experience. Not a very heavy beer.
Drinkability – This is a very drinkable beer. Not too sour from the lambic. Like I said, set it aside for aging and break it out for a special occasion between you and a loved on or a reunion with an old friend and have a few glasses and you will be satisfied.