Kerkom Reuss is one of those rare Belgian imports that is hard to find a whole lot of info about. This is what I found… assuming it is true: Kerkom blends the base lambic with a less bitter version of Bink Blond to create Ruess. The name Reuss is given because it was the name of the first beer brewed at Kerkom in 1878.
This beer is very “Belgian” and very sour. This is a pretty beer, light golden color with a good head that settles away before too long. The aroma is inviting. You know you are getting into a sour ale, but there is a classic Belgian barnyard hay aroma to this as well. The taste is almost sublime: super tangy lemon, a bit of funky barnyard yeast and sweetarts candy. The carbonation is strong with this one.
I had absolutely no knowledge of this beer when it was opened after work, and I have no idea if I will ever see it again. I hope I do though, this is one amazing Sour Ale!