Flemish red/brown sour ales

Flanders red ale is a style of sour ale usually brewed in Belgium.

Although sharing a common ancestor with English porters of the 17th century, the Flanders red ale has evolved along a different track: the beer is often fermented with organisms other than Saccharomyces cerevisiae, especially Lactobacillus, which produces a sour character attribu...

Flanders red ale is a style of sour ale usually brewed in Belgium.

Although sharing a common ancestor with English porters of the 17th century, the Flanders red ale has evolved along a different track: the beer is often fermented with organisms other than Saccharomyces cerevisiae, especially Lactobacillus, which produces a sour character attributable to lactic acid.

Long periods of aging are employed, a year or more, often in oaken barrels, to impart an acetic acid character to the beer. Special red malt is used to give the beer its unique color and often the matured beer is blended with a younger batch before bottling to balance and round the character. Flanders reds have a strong fruit flavor similar to the aroma, but more intense. Plum, prune, raisin and black cherry are the most common flavors, followed by orange and some spiciness.

All Flanders red ales have an obvious sour or acidic taste, but this characteristic can range from moderate to strong. There is no hop bitterness, but tannins are common.

Consequently, Flanders red ales are often described as the most "wine-like" of all beers.

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  • 3,69 € Out of stock

    Õlu, mis asub lambicu ja Flaami punase ale'i vahepeal.

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    Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic. RB:99p

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    Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.

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    Kriek de Ranke is an unsweetened  cherry beer of mixed fermentation. It arises from a blend of old Flemish ale, lambic and 25 kilos of sour cherries/Hl. Taste: Full cherry flavour, sour and thirst-quenching. Gentle oaky notes  from oak-aging. Ratebeer: 98/100!

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    We blend young and old beers to make this mildy tart sour ale. Light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing! Ratebeer: 88/100

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    Bright blond beer of high fermentation. This fine sparkling beer has a mild malt flavor with a dry bitter aftertaste. The aroma hop and fruit aromas of the refermentation provides a refreshing nose. The foam is stimulated by the fine bubbles which are created in the refermentation.

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  • 3,28 € Out of stock

    Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized

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    Õlu, mille maitse on võrreldav hea veiniga.

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  • 11,21 € Laos

    Made as Cuvee De Ranke  (Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic) - but selected from best barrels and kept additional year in barrels. RB:97p !!

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