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Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version) - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 22
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blend of "Hollandish" Oud Brouin {around 3.5% alc/vol} , "Dortmunder" lager bockbier {around 6.5% alc/vol} and the "primeval" beer. The "primal" beer has been aged in traditional wooden barrels. It introduces lactobacilli, Brettanomyces and other microflora into the very complex blend.

Mestreech's Aajt is driven to showcase the two flavors "sourness" and "sweetness" in perfect balance and harmony

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-11-2004)
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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weonfire

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a oversized wine glass at the Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.

A - Deep Ruby. Looks a dark brown or black until held up to the light. Frothy, off white head, one finger worth, holds steadily. tiny little bubbles of carbonation. lots of lacing.

S - Awesome sour notes. granny smith apples, vinegar, wine, cherry, grapes

T - Starts sweet, ends sour. Excellent blend. very mellow. slight acidity on the tongue initially. all mentioned smells- very complex.

M - Frothy, fruity, viscosity is high, leaves a light soft and fuzzy fruit flavor to savor.

O - Delicious. Keeps you wanting more. never to sweet - but personally i could have it more sour - maybe too mellow? I would certainly buy this again tho.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2013 03:59:16 | More by weonfire
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2012 09:15:28 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-08-2012 18:47:23 | More by redliner8
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-13-2012 02:27:13 | More by KVNBGRY
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Tall, white head, high retention. Suddsy lacing sticks to the glass. Body is a deep mahogany. Aroma is citric green apple, some vinegar, some malty sweetness in the background. This beer is noted for its sweet to sour balance. The sour dominates the aroma. Taste is mouth puckering, quite tart, again with green apples. The sweetness to me is on the back end and pretty faint. It does make for a unique experience. This beer is delicious and style points are certainly deserved.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 06:18:32 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Florida

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at kickbacks jacksonville, where else would I get to try something so rare? This beer was hyped up alot and I actually made a trip especially try this.. Usually when I do this and gaer this muvh about it, its a let down. The best thing was the appearance. Loved the dark body, almost stout like, with nice white fluffy head. Poured inna tulip glass it looked like a sundae. Great aromas and flavors of dark malts and a nice medium body. Not overly sour and I loved the balance of sweetness. Near Perfect!

Serving type: on-tap

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Pennsylvania

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a deep yellow reddish brown with a half finger light tan head that remained throughout. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, strawberry, sour, wood, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, strawberry, raspberry, fruit, sugar, wood, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I went into this one not really knowing what to expect at all. What I found really wasn’t too bad. There was a huge amount of sweetness going on that made this one quite refreshing and easy to drink overall. This nice touch of tartness going on really helped this aspect as well to make it fairly well balanced. It would definitely be easy to drink quite a bit of this before realizing you had done so. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Chicago's Local Option; admittedly, a few months ago. This has to be my favorite sour ale, and I believe the first of the style I ever tasted.

A: Pours a nice dark amber/brown - chocolatey. Half inch head that lingers a bit, unlike some other sours I have tried (especially krieks).

S: You can smell the sour, right up front. A little bit of funk as well, like an old cellar. Some cherry scent.

T: Complex. Sweet and funky. I get raisins, then the wood, with a little bit of funk near the end. Finishes sweet and tart, but not a lingering sourness.

M: Smooth as butter. No bite from the sour, low carbonation.

O: My favorite sour, and apparently rare in that I can't find it anywhere else any longer. (if any of you reading this know of a place in Chicago that has this beer for sale, and feel like sharing, let me know!)

Serving type: on-tap

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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Blue Monk. Very dark head with lots of lace and a quarter inch of retained head. Sour cherry and wood aroma. Medium bodied. A bit of vinegar in finish. Comes across most as a mellowed Flanders Red. Satisfying, very good drinkability.Wood taste is only nominal.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2012 03:02:37 | More by Sammy
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Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish brown. Fingerwidth head that stays a while. Smell is of very tart cherries, a little woodsy character and malt. Taste is actually sweeter than the smell would have you guess. Still a tad sour in the middle, but the sweetness of the malt and cherries dominate. I like that this beer is a blend of a sour and a dortmunder; it works well.

Serving type: on-tap

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Illinois

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Brouwerij Lane in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear very dark amber in color with hint of garnet red when held up to the light and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Lightly sour/tart with notes of vinegar, sweetness, and cherry.

T: The beer starts out with light to moderate flavors of sweetness and black cherries before the flavors of the wood from the aging process become apparent. The beer finishes with light to moderate amounts of tartness/sourness and some very light vinous/vinegar hints.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is very well balanced between the sweet and sour/tart flavors. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. I would be happy to sip on this beer all afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 13:21:32 | More by dbrauneis
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Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version) from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
91 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.