Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Scheldebrouwerij Wildebok

After tasting a few luscious beers of the Scheldebrouwerij at the Belgian Beer Weekend earlier this month, I wanted to explore more of their offerings. So, while I was down at Beer Planet yesterday putting in a big order for an upcoming tasting event, I decided to pick up a few things for myself, including a small bottle of Scheldebrouwerij Wildebok.

Like the brewery's other products, this one is really exceptional. They make beers with strong and certain tastes there, we can say that for sure.

Scheldebrouwerij Wildebok is dark and dreamy. Its initial mouthfeel is thick and sticky, heavy on the roasted malts, coating the tongue until a bitter burn of alcohol (6.5%) eases it away gently. Notes include the dark dried fruits -- dates and raisins -- plus ripe black cherry, cola and liquorice. It's bold. It's full-on. It's superb.

No idea what the Scheldebrouwerij's secret is, but they are running five-for-five so far. And this Scheldebrouwerij Wildebok may be the best of the lot.

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