A Note on This Beer
Prized Brouwerij Malheur is a Belgian brewery on par with legends like St. Bernardus and Van Eecke. Known for their highly acclaimed Bier Brut and dark beers, Malheur’s newest release Zestig is a Golden Ale infused with 60 IBUs worth of aromatic hops.
Many craft beer fans have confused Zestig for a hoppier style because of its bittering units. But remember, American varieties like Cascade or Simcoe hops are boldly bitter in comparison the subtle floral-spice of European aromatic hops. Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops give an elegantly bitter vivacity that surprises the sweet, fruit-filled heart of this Golden Ale.
A peppery aroma fills the air as Zestig pours the color of spun gold with a billowing head of lingering bubbles. Sweet notes of cotton candy, and fresh tart apples brush the palate up front. Late stage boil and dry-hopped Noble hops temper the sugared Belgian flavors, combining with the piquant flavors of Belgian yeast. Pilsner malt gives Zestig a clean dry finish, with just a whisper of white pepper.
This elegant offering from Malheur should be on every Belgian fan and elegant hop enuhusiast’s wishlist. Already, this spicy Belgian Golden Ale is earning high acclaim from those in the community lucky enough to try it. With the holiday season approaching, Malheur’s Zestig is sure to spice up any festive event..
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