Fresh raspberries are added to an intensely sour beer to give the pink Champagne of the beer world. The lewd label fell foul of the US authorities and had to be purified for import.
37.5cl - 5.0% - £5.25
Blend of Young & Aged Lambics
Aromas of horse blanket and horse piss are the tell-tale signs of a wild yeast known as brettanomyaces. It also produces acetic acid in this intensely sour, characterful museum-piece.
37.5cl - 6.0% - £5.25
Dupont Moinette Blonde
West Hainaut, Antwerp Blonde Ale/Super Saison
Moinette Blonde is an improved Saison dating from 1955, coppery blonde with fine hop aromas from East Kent & Styrian goldings. A multi strain yeast and warm conditioning and fermentation in bottle gives a well attenuated spicy complexity.
33cl - 8.5% - £4.45
Bosteels Brewery Deus Strong Belgian Ale
Sporting a Dom Pérignon look-alike bottle and matured in caves in Champagne, Deus is not short of ambition. A profound and complex beer that blurs the boundary.
75cl - 11.5% - £22.50
Moortgat Brewery, Breendonk, Antwerp Duvel Strong 'Blonde' Ale
The most famous blond from Belgium. Pale gold with a dense rocky head showing lots of mouth-tingling carbonation from a well-judged maturation in bottle. Saaz hops give a floral and citric blast on the nose. A beautifully balanced beer with lots of complexity.
33cl - 8.5% - £4.00
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Verhaeghe, Flanders Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour brown ale - Burgundy of Belgium
A traditional 'sour brown ale' aged in wood, imparting distinctively lactic sourness, giving hauntingly Pinot Noir like aromas and flavours. A fine accompanient to jugged hare or venison liver.
33cl - 6% - £4.45
Oudenaard, Flanders Liefmans Cuvee-Brut Sweet Cherry Fruit Beer
A great aperitif and equally good dessert or pudding beer with plenty of residual sweetness. Morello and sour schaerbeek cherries are added to a sour brown ale producing a delightfully sweet and sour beer.