Beer Brief #25 – Biere d’ Hougoumont

Brewery – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, New York

Beer – Biere d’ Hougoumont

Style – Biere De Garde aged on maple and oak

ABV – 7.3%

Color – Red-ish copper with an off-white head

Aroma – Caramel, toast, biscuits, figs

Flavor – Toffee, lightly toasted bread, raisins, figs, hint of nuttiness, matches aroma very well

Verdict – Very tasty beer that drinks very similar to a Belgian Dubbel, but with more subdued fruitiness and more prominent malt character. Truly enjoyable!

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