Pictures: “To brett or not to brett” tasting

For this tasting we left the lambic beers aside for a while and concentrated on the so-called ‘wild’ beers, which have seen an enormous increase in the beer range in recent years. Beers where the brewers (usually) add wild yeasts during bottling. Beers that do not keep pace, according to the brewers. Rebellious, unruly, lively, rock ‘n’ roll, complex, with animal accents…

Our venue was Zennedal room ‘Regenboog’ in Buizingen, under the tower of the Don Bosco church, on Friday 25th of March 2022. A successful and interesting tasting? Absolute!

Blind tasting

For your information: our tastings are always ‘blind’. You know at the start which beers will be tasted, but you do not know which beer will effectively be presented to you and when. Only 3 of the 8 tasters present managed to guess the Orval correctly, the 5 others thought that the Bruxellensis was the Orval. In general, Bruxellensis was found to be more consistent and tastier. And the best beer of the evening? Everyone was quite anonymous about that: that was the Funky Brett from Brasserie Lefebvre!

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The tasted beers (in order of tasting):

1.Rebelse StropBrouwerij Roman6,9% alc. vol.
2.Wild JoBrouwerij De Koninck5,8% alc. vol.
3.Funky BrettBrasserie Lefebvre6,6% alc. vol.
4.Maredret AltusJohn Martin S.A.6,8% alc. vol.
5.Héron Brett IPALa Source Beer Co.6,5% alc. vol.
6.28 BrettBrasserie Caulier / De Proefbrouwerij7,5% alc. vol.
7.OrvalBrasserie d’Orval6,2% alc. vol.
8.BruxellensisBrasserie de la Senne6,5% alc. vol.
9.Brut NatureBrouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste7,0% alc. vol.
10.Straffe Hendrik Wild 2021Brouwerij De Halve Maan10,0% alc. vol.

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