Food Loves Beer Editors
Heavenly brewer, deliver us from temptation.
Adelbert’s Vintage Nun 2013 began life in the brew kettle as a classic Belgian-style wit beer with the holy trinity of bitter orange peel, coriander and wheat. What happened next was a stroke of divine inspiration, as the brewers aged the brew for almost two years in oak barrels which had previously held red wine. As if that wasn’t enough, some of the barrels were spontaneously fermented before blending them all together prior to bottling.
The result is a hazy gold elixir with a rocky head and thick lacing on the glass. One whiff confirms that this is no ordinary white ale. Aromas of oak and vanilla abound, followed by a bit of barnyard funk, petroleum, ripe apricot, and the promise of an amazing taste experience. Vintage Nun didn’t disappoint us. Dry and tart up front, the flavor moved through wood, coriander, and complex layers of sour, vinous flavors. If you can resist the temptation to drink it all now, Vintage Nun 2013 should develop nicely over the next few years when cellared properly.
Serve in a flute or tulip glass at 40-45 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: Adelbert’s Vintage Nun 2013 pairs well with Beer & Cheese Fondue, Mousse de Canard, and Fennel and Prosciutto Quiche.
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