New Brew Friday- Day Four in Brussels lambik-O-droom
Our last trip to Brussels we ubered out to the countryside of Beersel to Drie Fonteinen, my favorite geuze producer of all time. It was just a small blendery back then starting to brew their own beer on site for the very first time. Fast forward to 2017 and owner Armand has opened up a brand new spot called lambik-O-droom which is much closer to Brussels center and boasts a massive space for bottling, blending and barrel aging along with a beautiful tasting room.
Since we had done the full tour of the old facility last time we decided to devote all of our time this trip to relaxing and enjoying his delicious geuzes. We met up with a friend who also happened to be visiting from NYC and sat down to share some bottles.
Oude Geuze Vintage 2012- one of my favorites of the Drie Fonteinen geuzes. So bright and lemony with that fantastic lingering toasted sesame funk. This was so perfect we ordered a second bottle right away along with the delicious house geuze cheese.
This was seriously some of the best cheese I've ever had; soft and creamy with a slightly pungent nose but so well balanced it paired perfectly with all of the bottles we opened. Like the one of the newest Drie Fonteinen bottles Armand and Gaston...
...the gorgeous tart, jammy Schaerbeekse Kriek and the dry, sweet cherry Intense Red. I usually ask my friends to bring me back beer when they visit Brussels but next time I'm asking for this cheese instead.
At the end of the afternoon we got to spend a little time in the barrel aging room with Armand himself who continues to be one of the most genuine, passionate people in the world of beer. This place just makes my heart happy. Cheers to the weekend!
Beersel Lot 1651