Belgian style lesson

Dad sent me an article on Gueuze style beers. It’s alright but the article feels like it cuts off near the end and I don’t really get the impression that I’ve been told what a gueuze style is, I feel like I know what a lambic is.

Fortunately, thanks to Wiki, I can tell you that gueuze is a substyle of lambic ales, made through the blending described in the Tribune’s article. All well and good.

What may also be of interest is that until modern refrigeration technology came about, the blending of new and older beers was common practice in many styles, including porter and ales. The older beers would have the flavor of wood-aging and the newer beer would give it the bubbly quality that people liked. In much older times, those beers would even be mixed by the publican according to the customer’s taste!

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