Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

An old ale style from East Flanders. Malty, sweet, fruity brown beer with Belgian complexity. Well aged for a smooth character, but not as sour as Lambic ales. May be used as base for fruit flavored beers.


Medium body. Malty, fruity flavor with complex character. Dark fruit flavor such as raisins, plums figs, dates, cherries, prunes. Low to no hop flavor and aroma. Slight sourness OK. Red to brown color. Moderate carbonation.


Pilsner base. Vienna and Munich and sometimes small amounts of crystal. Continental/British hops for bitterness only. Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus (and acetobacters) for sourness. Long boil. High sodium/bicarb water. Well aged.


Leifmans Oud Bruin, Ichtegem Old Brown, Leifman's Odnar

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