Flanders Red Ale

Sour, tart, fruity, red beer made with up to 20 strains of yeast. Often blended young/old beers. Red color from Vienna malt. Aged in oak barrels. Similar to Oud Bruins, but redder in color and slightly more sour.


Medium body. Malty, sweet fruity flavor with complex sourness. Plum, orange, cherry or red currant flavors. Low to no hop flavor and aroma. Like a well aged red wine. Deep red, burgundy to red-brown in color. Moderate carbonation.


Base of Vienna or Munich malts and sometimes small amounts of Special B or crystal. Low alpha ontinental or British hops for bitterness only. Unique ale yeasts (Saccharomyces, Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces (and acetobacters) for sourness.


Rodenbach Grand Cru, Rodenbach Kassiek, New Belgium La Folle, Petrus Old Bruin, Southampton Publick House Red Ale, Bellegems Bruin, Duchesse de Bourgogne

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