i read about this type of wild yeast belgian beer years before, but had never seen it. i'm no beer expert, but i believe that it is a wild fermented lambic beer that is tart and bright. then a few years ago i had an unexpected layover in amsterdam and found a bar that specialized in belgian beer. can't remember the name of it.
the bartender eased me through various beers, and then i noticed a gueuze or geuze (sp?) on the menu, and asked for it. she raised an eyebrow and said, "most americans don't like it." to which i said, rather boldly, "i'm not like most americans." well thankfully i was right to boast!..it was delicious. like slightly sour champagne, but fresh and definitely a...beer.
trouble is that i think she is right, in terms of it being on the market. i just looked at la trappe's beer menu and didn't notice one. i've come across one of these beers maybe three times in san francisco since my layover in amsterdam over four years ago. this type of beer seems particularly suited to summer (such as it is here), and i'd love to drink some more now.
anyone? i'm thirsty.
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