Ommegang Rosetta has joined the Cooperstown, New York’s year-round lineup. While this isn’t the brewery’s first time using cherries, a year-round beer like this is new.
Ommegang Rosetta actually hails from Belgium. Brewmaster Phil Leinhart has wanted to brew a year-round fruited sour for sometime now, but the climate in Cooperstown, plus production bottlenecks have prevented it from happening. Belgian brewery Liefman’s, part of the Duvel Moortgat family, does make year round fruited sours, and has for centuries.
To create Ommegang Rosetta, Leinhart worked closely with Liefman’s until the recipe was perfect. (That meant a lot of cross ocean samples.)
“I wanted a sour fruit beer that invites you to have another,” said Leinhart, Ommegang’s Brewmaster since 2008. “So many of the ones I find today are either so tart or so fruity, that I think beer lovers struggle to have more than one. Balance and the right blend was the key for me, and I really believe we hit the sweet spot, so to speak. I am looking forward to hearing back from drinkers on what they think and if the response is favorable, consider bringing this beer in draft next year as well.”
Ommegang Rosetta is available in 11.2 ounce bottles year-round in all of the brewery’s 43 states of distribution.
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