Belgium, famous for a whole variety of beer styles, engulfed within a rich tradition and cultural heritage that dates back to the 12th century when abbeys brewed and distributed beer to raise funds. Now this tradition and the methods/ styles are maintained and protected to this day, making Belgium a hotspot for beer tourists, enthusiasts and connoisseurs from around the world. So what better way to celebrate this epic culture than showcasing three fantastic brews sent to us from Anthony Martins Brewery!
Timmermans – Blanche Lambicus 4.5% abv
This is the only white lambic beer in the world!
Appearance: Clouded golden and bubbling away nicely. Pours quite a thick head, that disappears before you can take your first sip and leaves some reminicense on the surface.
Aroma: Quite floral, with a hint of green apple and lime, followed by a dash of coriander.
Flavour: Slightly tart, with a hint of lime and citrusy orange, finished off with a sweet fruitiness.
Very well balanced and definitely an unique Lambic brew!
Waterloo – Récolte 6% abv
Brewed with ingredients grown in the fertile soil of the plains of Waterloo.
Appearance: Hazy light yellow in colour, with a dense, frothy white head, leaving plenty of lacing.
Aroma: Rustic with a sweet mix of wheat, hay, banana and a touch of citrus.
Flavour: Citrusy, with a hint of honey, followed by a slightly bitter-berry fruit finish.
EPIC brew and really unique in character!
Timmermans – Strawberry Lambicus 4% abv
Brewed using natural strawberry juice and adding it to lambic beer, then fermented in oak barrels
Appearance: Hazy pink and quite carbonated, with a thick pink(ish) head that slowly reduces.
Aroma: Sweet floral perfume of fresh strawberries, with a dash of honey.
Flavour: A cracking blast of strawberries (but not too overpowering), with a slightly sour finish.
Fresh, well balanced and the perfect refresher for a hot summers day!
So there you have it! Three incredible brews, that truly show how great this nation is for their beer. Happy tasting! 🙂
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