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Hey, beer lovers! Meddlesome Moth is putting out some no-fail ale this week, July 18-22, 2016. We learned a TON from MM beer director Caitlin Mohon about how to experience the beer, and can say without a doubt that these are a must-try.
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If you’re a tasting connoisseur, these beer notes may tickle your fancy:
Golden-blonde in color with a fluffy white head with good retention. Aromas of subtle citrus and a gentle herbal green delight that tickles the nose. Flavors of mild lemon peel with a more hoppy presence on the palate. Carefully balanced letting the hops and citrus play off one another. Bright, effervescent with a dry finish.
The latest year-round release from Ommegang is this traditional Belgian-style Kriek blended by their sister brewery Liefmans. This is a blend of old (aged on cherries at least three years) and young Flemish Brown ale aka “Oud Bruin” with a fruity kriek, or cherry beer. It’s just the right amount of tart balanced with sweetness. Rosetta is named after Liefmans’ former Brewmaster and the first Belgian woman with that title in whose honor the beer is named after, Madame Rosa Merckx.
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Lots of dark fruit flavors, with some cherry notes with flavors that match the same of the aromas. Medium-full bodied with a warming sweet alcohol finish. Tasted a vertical of this beer with 2011, 2012 and 2013.
- 2011 …tasted more like a sherry rather than a beer per se, less fruit and more earthy flavors, dry alcohol finish.
- 2012 …was probably my favorite out of all of these, tasted some mild chocolate, breadiness, more dark fruit flavors with the perfect amount of cherry with a sweeter alcohol finish.
- 2013 …this one was more carbonated and bubbly, more fruit flavors but less sweet than the 2012. The alcohol finish on this one lingered more than the other two, but still finished pleasant.
An award-winning bar with a chef-crafted menu, located in Dallas’ Trinity Design District, on Oak Lawn at Hi-Line. From MM: “We have a full bar and the city’s best beer menu featuring 40 draught beers, two live ales and more than 85 bottles.”
1621 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207 | Route Map
WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
Their website states, if “you’ve seen the beer in a commercial, chances are we don’t serve it.” Robust menu that complements the beer rather than the other way around.