So a lot of people usually enjoy their spaghetti with tomato or meat sauce with a nice and dry Merlot or white wine, perhaps a sweet wine but let’s face it everybody does the same thing. But why not pair it with a beer and when it comes to pairing a beer with spaghetti with tomato sauce Gueuze beer makes the top of the list.
Gueuze beer is a traditional Belgian blend of young and old Lambics, which are then bottle after blending, then aged for 2-3 years to produce a dryer, fruitier and more intense style of Lambic. (Lambic is a type of beer traditionally brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium southwest of Brussels.) There is no hop character, some are filtered and force carbonated if not pasteurized as well. The wild yeast that are specific to lambic-style beers give gueuze a dry, cider-like, musty, sour, acetic acid, lactic acid taste which pairs perfect with spaghetti with tomato sauce or meat sauce. Many describe the taste as sour and “barnyard-like.” Because of its carbonation, gueuze is sometimes called “Brussels Champagne.”