Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brewery Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont Biere De Garde

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Brewery Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont Biere De Garde.

Commercial description: “Our Limited Edition Biere d’ Hougoumont is brewed with traditional French ale yeast, eight malts, French Strisselspalt hops, and aged on white oak and hard maple wooden staves. A traditional Biere De Garde style, this malty French-style farmhouse ale is brewed to be aged. The name honors the Hougoumont farmstead at the pivotal center of the Waterloo battlefield. Napoleon repeatedly failed to take the fortification, he then lost the battle and “met his Waterloo.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours an amber color with a frothy white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, stone fruits, bready malts, Belgian yeast, vanilla, oak and banana.
Taste: Malty sweetness – caramel and biscuit, toffee, vanilla, citrus and grassy hops, Belgian yeast, dark fruits and slightly tart.
Overall: Very drinkable and delicious, Brewery Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont Biere De Garde is excellent. At 7.3% ABV this complex offering is great now and would be fantastic for cellaring. Brewery Ommegang continues to impress…beer after beer…


Mark Harvey

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