Based on the Flemish classic (Oud Bruin) this very complex beer has many flavor facets. Brewed using redwood tips and the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand , this lively red ale is aged in a variety of wine and spirit barrels before blending. The final blend also includes a small amount of our Grand Cru (a blend of both Brother David’s Belgian ales aged in wine barrels). The resulting beer is very complex medium-bodied beer with a vinous character from the wine barrels and spicy notes from both the redwood tips and the Nelson Sauvin hops. Combined with a light sourness from the bacterial fermentation, these myriad flavors are underlined by a smooth, round Belgian character from the Grand Cru – an extremely complex yet very drinkable beer.
Style: Flanders Style Sour Red Ale
Barrels Used: Various wine and spirit barrels
Yeast or Bacteria Used: House yeast, Pediococcus
Time Aged: 18 months to 2years