Philly Beer Week wrapped up for us in the 'burbs...at Whole Foods' Mile Post Tavern to be exact. Go ahead and laugh, but this tiny little, grocery store-housed pub serves up some amazing beer. Today was their "Sour Power" event and I was impressed.
The Mestreechts Aajt, a Flanders Oud Bruin is brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij in the Netherlands. At 4.7%, it is quite easy to drink. In fact I had two as I people watched at the entrance to Whole Foods.
It poured a deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. It had a slight cherry scent. The flavor is best described as a creamy Oud Bruin. There's a mild balsamic vinegar flavor, tart cherries. It drinks with a full creamy mouthfeel. I learned after writing this post that lactobacillus is introduced in the blend. So that explains that.
This one is definitely different than other Oud Bruins that I've had, but I really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that it's going in my top 25. Cheers!