Case, 12 x 75 cl (25.4 fl oz), cork finished
Keg, 20 liter
“Golden amber color with white foamy head. Bright aromas of coriander, spicy fruit chutney, fritatta and herb bread with a fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, savory radish, watercress, peppercorn, and mineral accented finish. 95/100, Gold Medal”
—World Beer Championships
Since 1983, Dupont has produced a beer especially for a Gallo-Roman site near the brewery where Stone Age life is interpreted, the Archeosite d’Aubechies.
Known as Cervesia in Belgium this beer is a throwback inspired by research into the drinks of the Gallo-Roman era. It is surely one of the brewery’s most exotic beers. It is a “Cervoise” beer spiced with a gruit (an old-fashioned herb mixture used to bitter and flavor beer, that was popular before hops came to predominate). Posca Rustica beer is highly, if delicately, spiced. Sweet woodruff (known as Galium odoratum or wild baby’s breath) and bog myrtle are but two of about a dozen spices used. Posca Rustica has a unique, odiferous and spicy character. Bottle conditioned. Beguiling and unusual. Discover what beer tasted like when Belgium was ruled by the Roman Empire.
A mighty twelve Vanberg & DeWulf beers were named to the 2012 list edited by Chris Schonberger at Complex Media “100 Beers to Try Before You Die”. One among them is Posca Rustica.
“This is one of the most important beers to be introduced in years! Omni-food friendly.”
—Mike Roper, Hopleaf, Chicago
Great with food!
Eat as if you were a denizen of a Roman encampment. Posca Rustica goes with anything cooked in a cauldron and/or served at communal tables. Mixed meat stews, and snails, for instance.
Imagine with fish, Italian veal dishes (vitello tonnato, saltimbocca).
- As part of NPR’s Taste of Summer series, Posca Rustica was named a seasonal favorite by cicerone Graham Haverfield. According to Graham: “This is a very cool beer, this is basically like a history lesson in a bottle, This is beer like it was brewed back when the Romans were in occupation of Belgium… It tastes old, not as in not fresh, it just tastes, like, arcane. … (serve with) grilled artichokes or rotisserie chicken.“Listen in: “Three Beers to Cheer Your Summer Suppers”