Ommegang Brewing Company Rosetta, a 5.6% ABV Belgian Kriek
|Appearance||Mahogany-brown in color with a thin tan head.|
|Aroma||Tart cherries with subtle sweetness and funk.|
|Taste||Cherries are the star; subtle sweetness. Refreshing and easy-drinking.|
|Mouthfeel||Medium-bodied; bright carbonation.|
|Overall||Perfect complement of tart and sweet. A sour you can drink in multiples!|
This fall Ommegang Brewing Company added a new year-round beer to their line up. Rosetta is a traditional Belgian Kriek blended by their sister brewery Liefmans.
Ommegang’s Brewmaster, Phil Leinhart, wanted to create a soured fruit beer, but the climate and current brewery in Cooperstown, New York wouldn’t allow it. Luckily, Ommegang’s Belgian sister-brewery, Liefmans was willing to help!
Rosetta is a balanced blend of old Flemish brown ale that has been aged on cherries for at least three years and young Flemish brown ale, or oud bruin, with a fruity kriek, or cherry beer. The result of this blend is a complex interaction of tartness and sweetness.
Rosetta is named in honor or Madame Rosa Merckx, Liefmans’ former Brewmaster and the first Belgian woman with that title.
Ommegang recommends pairing Rosetta with light fare such as salad, chicken liver pâté or a pork terrine, soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, or a smooth chocolate mousse.
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