Meet Rosetta

Ommegang RosettaWe have some sweet (yet perfectly balanced) news for the start of your week. We’ve added a new year-round beer to our line up! Meet Rosetta, a traditional Belgian Kriek, blended to perfection by our sister brewery Liefmans, and available now in our regular distribution footprint.

Here’s the press release with all the juicy cherry details. We can’t wait to hear that you think of our new addition!

Cheers.
Allison

Ommegang’s Newest Beer One for the Ages… Literally

Family is always there for you. Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart’s desire to create a soured fruit beer wasn’t a possibility at his brewery in Cooperstown. The climate and current infrastructure don’t permit it. Fortunately for him, Belgian sister-brewery Liefmans not only has the capability to make such a beer, they have been definitive standard-bearers for over three hundred years. Several phone calls, e-mails and most enjoyably – taste testings – later, Rosetta was born and ready to hit America.

Leinhart’s recipe calls for a perfectly balanced blend of old (aged on cherries at least three years) and young Flemish brown ale (or oud bruin) with a lively and fruity kriek, or cherry beer. The result is a complex yet refreshing mahogany-brown brew that is an intriguing interplay of tartness and sweetness. Its elegance and depth would make Madame Rosa Merckx proud – Liefmans’ former Brewmaster and the first Belgian woman with that title in whose honor the beer is named.

“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.”

Rosetta is a moderate 5.6% ABV and its tart/sweet flavor pairs perfectly with light fare such as salad, chicken liver pâté or a pork terrine, soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, or a smooth chocolate mousse. Rosetta is available 11.2 oz four-packs at the suggested retail price of $10.99 each. Arriving to stores now, Rosetta is available throughout Ommegang’s 43-state USA footprint.

8 responses on “Meet Rosetta

  1. Andy

    Want to be the first here to share my love for Rosetta. A mastery of balance, intrigue is vibrant fruit. You definitely achieved your goal regarding multiple servings, and I too agree that many breweries aim to shock and not sensualize the palate. Like all beers called Ommegang, Rosetta is beautiful

  2. Len

    I concur. This ale, very well done. Brilliant choice on cherry for an option besides pumpkin ales going into the Holidays!
    Cheers.

  3. Jason

    Just had my first Rosetta this evening and I loved it! Much like everything else that you guys put out. Keep doing what you do up there in Cooperstown!

    Jason
    Miami, FL