Some beers are a wild exploration in a glass, while others bring time to a halt and allow you to enjoy a quiet moment for yourself. Rust is a beer without exuberance or excess, but is grounded like an anvil, with an intriguingly calm balance, as if the long months inside the barrel have seeped into the heart of the beer. Imagine a walk in an ancient forest where thick branches creak and wisdom wallows in the wind.
The foundation of Rust is formed by its delicate barrel character paired with warm, malty notes. Juicy aromas of sweet tangerine and watermint create a calm, winelike balance. The finish offers a soft echo of the Groene Bel dryhop, which lays earthy, mildly bitter notes on top of the wood tannins. Rust was aged on oak for 12 months.
Rust was awarded the bronze medal at the Dutch Beer Challenge 2019 in the category “Innovation/special – barrel-aged”.