These are also known as “soured beers” and their defining character classically comes from having been aged for some years in well-used, large wooden tuns, to allow bacterial action in the beer and thus impart the sharp “sour” character. Hops do not play much role in the flavor profile of these beers, but whole cherries can be macerated with the young beer to produce a cherry-flavored Belgian red ale. These styles are almost exclusively linked to one producer in northern Belgium, Rodenbach. These ales are among the most distinctive and refreshing to be found anywhere.
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Beers September 1, 2009 -
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers - Full Pints To Quench and to Savor September 1, 2009 - Chad Wulff
In early April of this year, the World Beer Championships held their annual tasting of Continental European Ale styles. Maibocks were also included, as they are in season this time of year. A few tasty sessions of an eclectic assortment of brews turned out some excellent results. Thanks again to all of the participating breweries... View Article
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers - REVIEWED_POSTS September 1, 2008 - Chad Wulff
Don’t tell me anything. I can’t keep a secret. If I’ve got something good, I’ve got to share it. It’s never intentional; it just slips out in a normal, unconscious stream. This is a problem and it always bites me where the sun doesn’t shine. I’ll find a new beer and share it with friends... View Article