This month's session is being hosted by the The Brew Site and is on the subject of Sour Beer so I thought I'd share a recent experience I had at this year's Great British Beer Festival involving some three year old Lambic.
Whilst studying the beer list at the festival, my eyes were drawn to a beer that struck me as an interesting concept and one that I definately needed to try.
The beer in question was from Italian brewers Revelation Cat and was a three year old lambic that had been aged in Laphraoig Malt Whisky casks.
It was a strange yet interesting beast. It had a bold and robust whisky nose that leapt out of the glass that carried through into the initial mouthful. It had strong peat, wood and smoky notes that gave way to a really smooth, round and very well balanced sour apple taste.
It was unusual, to say the least, with seemingly contradictory elements on paper complementing each other in practise.
I would have liked to have tried their Marsala Lambic that was available too but when I went back to the bar it had just finished.
I suppose, that beer is for another day.