Strange fellows has aged the Coup de Foudre in their Oak Foudre for a whopping 16 months before releasing the beer. From the 750ml bottle this beer pours a hazy-amber colour with a thin finger of head. The aroma is tart with a plum and dark fruit character along side a Brett-earth character. The aroma is pungent but still balanced and not over the top. The flavour starts with a brightness to it from the acidity and carbonation. This initial hit builds into a deeper and more complex flavour of cherry, plum and earthy-oak character. The Brett-like earth character is also present but isn’t as strong as some comparable beers. The finish has a lingering sour in the cheeks while a warmth and depth with cherry-oak notes sticks to the tongue. This beer is balanced and intense yet somewhat approachable given the complexity of the brew.
Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 750mL