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This week in Beers: #OTTBeerDiary Days 1125 via 1131

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This post is a continuation of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary. Over the course of 2015, I drank at least one new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. This year I may deviate from the diary format in some posts, hoping to concentrate more on the locations and the breweries I am enjoying. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary.

Day 1125: January 29, 2018 Mežs (Forest) by Alus Darbnīca Labietis

The Beer:

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Name: Mežs (Forest)

Style: Spiced / Herb Beer

Producer: Alus Darbnīca Labietis 🇱🇻

Alcohol content: 5.5%

Serving Style: 0.5l Bottle

Purchased from: Statoil DUS | Lido, Riga, Latvia

A bit of a juniper herbal flavor. Little tart. Fruity. Dry hopped with Kazbek, an Eastern European wild hops. Inspired by Latvian folk songs on juniper berry beer.

Day 1126: January 30, 2018 Bersalis Kadet Oak Aged by Brouwerij Oud Beersel

The Beer:

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Name: Bersalis Kadet Oak Aged

Style: Soured Belgian Triple

Producer: Brouwerij Oud Beersel 🇧🇪

Alcohol content: 5.0%

Serving Style: Bottle

Purchased from: Oud Beersel Brewery, Beersel, Belgium

Sour Ale. Fruity, toasty, and a bit funky. Nice blend of sour and oak. This beer is Bersalis Kadet (Belgian Tripel) aged an extra year in barrels previously used to mature Oud Beersel’s lambic beers, and this second fermentation provides the beer with its Bretty, sour character. There is also a third in-bottle fermentation.

Day 1127: January 31, 2018 Odense Classic by Albani Bryggerierne

The Beer:

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Name: Odense Classic

Style: Vienna Lager

Producer: Albani Bryggerierne 🇩🇰

Alcohol content: 4.6%

Serving Style: Bottle

Purchased from: Gas Station in Odense, Denmark

Malty sweet aroma. Hoppy bitter with a malty undertone.

Day 1128: February 1, 2018 Kerasus (2016) by Brouwerij Alvinne

The Beer:

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Name: Kerasus (2016)

Style: Cherry Sour Ale

Producer: Brouwerij Alvinne 🇧🇪

Alcohol content: 6.0%

Serving Style: Bottle

Purchased from: Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte, Belgium

Great characteristically extremely tart Alvinne sour base. Excellent cherry flavor – deep fruit, not too sweet.

Day 1129: February 2, 2018 Goudenband Barrel Aged by Brouwerij Liefmans

The Beer:

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Name: Goudenband Barrel Aged

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Producer: Brouwerij Liefmans 🇧🇪

Alcohol content: 9.5%

Serving Style: 0.75l Bottle

Purchased from: Prik & Tik, Arendonk, Belgium

Liefmans Goudenband aged 40 weeks in California Pinot Noir wine barrels. Vinegary toasty aroma. Flavor is a toasty, oakey semisweet balsamic vinegar leaning tart. Good nutty richness as well. A bit of vanilla coconut toast.

Day 1130: February 3, 2018 Oude Kriek Boon (2014) by Brouwerij Boon

The Beer:

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Name: Oude Kriek Boon (2014)

Style: Kriek

Producer: Brouwerij Boon 🇧🇪

Alcohol content: 6.5%

Serving Style: 0.75l Bottle

Purchased from: A gift from work for the project go-lives we achieved in 2017

400 grams of cherries per liter of the one-year-old blend of lambics. Deep cherry fruity aroma. Flavor is cherry and a decent tart. But not an overpowering young sour. Light sweet. A bit dry.

Day 1131: February 4, 2018 Morpheus Undressed Foederbier by Brouwerij Alvinne

The Beer:

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Name: Morpheus Undressed Foederbier

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Producer: Brouwerij Alvinne 🇧🇪

Alcohol content: 6.9%

Serving Style: 0.5l Bottle

Purchased from: Prik & Tik, Arendonk, Belgium

Morpheus Undressed, further aged in a 75 Hl Foeder. Lovely sour. Fruity, and toasty. Excellent sour vat..