July 25th, 2012 8:27am - Posted By: Nason Lamb
Brasserie Dupont Posca Rustica
This week’s beer of the week features the Posca Rustica from the world renowned Brassiere Dupont of Belgium. It can be very easy these days to get excited about the burgeoning Colorado craft beer industry that often relies on a heavy helping of hops. However before the popularization of hops in beer, brewers utilized a mixture of herbs and spices to flavor and bitter their beers. This mixture is called gruit and Dupont’s Posca Rustica is a classic example of the ancient brewing style. The result is something that is neither overly bitter or malty, but zesty and full of life. This is apparent from the spritzer like carbonation that remains until the last drop. The beer exhibits a nice combination of spice and fermented fruit, but is not overbearing in either sense. In fact, there is a subtle complexity to the ale that hints at an array of mouth feel and flavor. If you like Belgian beers but have a difficult time relating to the overpowering fermented funk of the yeast strains, than this would be a good beer to sample.
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