Minuit au Cerisier is the first of two beers made for our second anniversary. Cherries are arguably the best fruit to pair with beer. Those familiar with our brewery will know how well they can pair with a simple Saison or how it can transform a golden sour ale into an otherworldly Kriek.
This beer draws inspiration from the darker Belgian beer side. The base beer exhibits characteristics of both Belgian Dark Ales as well as some of the more complex oak and winey notes of our favourite Flanders Red Ales.
After aging our dark strong ale in red wine barrels previously from @frontroadcellars for over a year, we refermented it on 200 grams per liter of Norfolk County whole Montmorency sour cherries.
The resulting beer pours with a beautiful dark ruby-red glow. The cherries immediately greet you in the aroma and as the initial cherry flavour fades, we get notes of almond, plum, and an oaky vanilla finish.
Although the fruit-forward flavour and mild carbonation give an impression of sweetness, it finishes quite dry.
This beer is bottle conditioned and we expect it to age well for months or even a couple of years.
Available in the Meuse bottle shop and online as of Thursday, February 23 at 12pm..