Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach) Style: Flanders Red aged w/macerated cherries, raspberries, and cranberries 7.0% ABV From: Roeselare, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “Rodenbach Caractère Rouge was developed in 2011 in collaboration with top chef Viki Geunes (2 Michelin stars). This exclusive beer is created by adding an extra six months’ fermenting maceration with cherries, raspberries and cranberries to beer that has already undergone two years’ maturation in oak casks. The … Continue reading Caractère Rouge (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Flor Sauvage (Mystic Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison fermented w/11 strains of Brettanomyces 7.0% ABV 25 IBU’s O.G.: 13.5° Plato Brewery’s Note: “Ale barrel fermented and aged with a horde of Brettanomyces yeasts.” The beer pours out a pale, and creamy golden color with a small head of very dense, mousse-like, and perfectly white bubbles. The head leaves strands of fluffy, yet thin lacing along the sides of the glass, … Continue reading Flor Sauvage (Mystic Brewing Company)

Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Dark American Wild Ale Blend ???% ABV Brewery Notes: “Keeping with the theme of black beers landing on 4 in the series, this single French Oak barrel blend of black beers from the last 3 years includes Daybreak, Buckwheat Rye Porter, Everett, George and other minute, fragmented components. Inoculated in the barrel with various strains of yeast and souring bacteria.” The beer pours a … Continue reading Civil Disobedience 12 (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Aged Wild Saison 6.5% ABV Batch #9 From: New Castle, ME Brewery’s Note: “Our flagship farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels.” When the cap popped, the bottle gushed, like an overly enthusiastic teenager… I was sad to see the nectar lost on the floor. The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, sort of like a lemon burst. It’s … Continue reading Barrel Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale (Oxbow Brewing Company)

2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

Style: Single Vat Flanders Red 7.0% ABV Brewer’s Note: “RODENBACH the exceptional Flemish red-brown sour ale of mixed fermentation, takes on its unique character by maturing in handmade oak vats, some over 150 years old. This exclusive limited edition Vintage by RODENBACH is the result of a two-year aging process in Vat Number 95, resulting in our finest ale produced. Enjoy its unparalleled sweet and … Continue reading 2011 Vintage Oak Aged (Barrel No. 95) (Brouwerij Rodenbach)

FV 13 (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: American Wild Ale/ Flanders-Style Red Ale? 8.9% ABV Aged in an Oak Foudre From: Portland, ME Brewer’s Note: “FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four … Continue reading FV 13 (Allagash Brewing Company)

Lips of Faith Series: 2013 La Follie (New Belgium Brewing Company)

Style: American Oude Bruin (Colarado Oude Bruin) 7.0% ABV 18 IBU’s Calories: 200 Hops: Target Malts: Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate Wood-Aged Vintage: 2013 From: Fort Collins, CO Brewer’s Note: “La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie … Continue reading Lips of Faith Series: 2013 La Follie (New Belgium Brewing Company)