De Troch Glass (Glass)
Spontaneously fermented beer flavoured with natural juice of strawberry and matured in oak casks.
Pours out a cloudy reddish-brown colour with an unusually large head for a Lambic. The nose is rather sour, with strawberry fruitiness. The taste is a big mix of sweet strawberry fruit and incredibly puckering sourness, with a tart, acidic finish. Light bodied.
Lambic Style - Fruit
Lambics are wheat beers made with stale hops and fermented with wild yeasts and other microorganisms, traditionally only on the Senne Valley in and around Brussels. The most traditional of the fruit lambics are kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry). In modern times, peaches (peche), blackcurrants (cassis), grapes, as well as more exotic fruits are used. Traditional lambics are commonly denoted by the term "oud", which is a reference to "old-style", and these are the most sour. More commonly, though, lambics are sweetened to cut the intense acidity. Serve with sharp cheeses or pickled dishes, or use in the preparation of mussels.