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

Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version)Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version)
BA SCORE
4.09/5
130 Ratings
Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version)Mestreechs Aajt (US - Non-Saccharin Version)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
Netherlands
gulpener.nl

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by Todd on 06-11-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
130
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4.43
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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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!

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
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!)

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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.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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