Full Review

Zundert

Zundert
Trappist 8 Ale

Category: Biere de Garde

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Zundert
Trappist 8 Ale

Category: Biere de Garde

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 8%
Hazy golden amber color. Aromas of leather, hazelnut creme, pencil shavings, baked rustic bread, hoisin, porcini mushroom, and cheese with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dryish medium body and a warming, layered, medium-long mirepoix, bouquet garni, and yams finish. A savory, herbal Bière de Garde that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: leather, hazelnut creme, pencil shavings, baked rustic bread, hoisin, porcini mushroom, and ammoniated cheese
Taste Flavor: mirepoix, bouquet garni, and yams
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak & Potatoes, Peking Duck, Camembert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, herbal Bière de Garde that will shine at the table.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Biere de Garde

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Serve in a Thistle
Biere de gardes range in color from pale gold to chestnut brown and in alcohol from 5.5-8%. These beers originated as farmhouse ales in northern France and are defined by their rich, sweet malt character. In addition, expect unique flavors and aromas ranging from herbal to woody to spicy, which are results of fermentation and cellaring. This style is usually packaged in distinctive, cork and cage bottles and the best examples are still brewed in their region of origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brasserie Castelain Blond Biere de Garde, Unibroue Terrible, Brasserie La Choulette Ambree Biere de Garde and Brasserie Duyck Jenlain.