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Bofferding

Bofferding
Brune Ale

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Luxembourg
Alcohol: 7.2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Bofferding
Brune Ale

Category: Flanders Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Luxembourg
Alcohol: 7.2%
Brilliant reddish mahogany color. Aromas of toasted focaccia, fallen cherry, gingerbread, and dried fig with a slightly chewy, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length pumpkin pie, cinnamon, red apple shrub, and ground walnut finish. A sessionable, toasty Flanders style ale that could be a nice companion to holiday meals.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: toasted focaccia, fallen cherry, gingerbread, and dried fig
Taste Flavor: pumpkin pie, cinnamon, red apple shrub, and ground walnut
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Baked Ham, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sessionable, toasty Flanders style ale that could be a nice companion to holiday meals.

The Importer

Ansay International

The Importer
101 E. Grand Ave, Suite 11
Port Washington, WI 53074
USA
1 262-347-7229

Their Portfolio

83 Bofferding Fruit Ale 4.3% (Belgium)
89 Bofferding Pils Beer 4.8% (Luxembourg)
84 Bofferding Brune Ale 7.2% (Luxembourg)
82 Domaines Vinsmoselle 2017 Rosé, Moselle Luxembourgeoise 12% (Luxembourg) $13.99.
85 Ramborn Medium Dry Cider 5.8% (Luxembourg)

Flanders Style Brown Ale

Flanders style brown ales, or Oud Bruin, are reddish brown to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 4-8%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are defined by dark fruit and sweet malt flavors balanced by an acidic sourness. Sweet malt flavors include caramel, toffee and molasses, while dark fruit flavors may include raisins, plums, figs and dates. These complex, dark beers are most closely associated with the town of Oudenaarde in Flanders. The contrasting sweet and sour flavor of Flanders brown ales is the result of blending a sour oak-aged beer with a sweeter, younger beer. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Liefmans Goudenband, New Belgium La Folie and Petrus Oud Bruin.

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