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Brasserie Schoune

Brasserie Schoune
De Rode Vlaanderen

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brasserie Schoune
De Rode Vlaanderen

Category: Flanders Style Red Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7%
Cloudy copper color. Lively, fruity, funky sour tropical aromas and flavors of lemon and apple vinaigrettes, sourdough bread, pickled peach, and acetone with a silky, racy, finely carbonated, cloying light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long spiced citrus, pickled melon, grass, and gauze finish. A tart, mouthwatering sour ale that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, rich & heavy & sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: lemon and apple vinaigrettes, sourdough bread, pickled peach, and acetone
Taste Flavor: spiced citrus, pickled melon, grass, and gauze
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Escargot, Fontina
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart, mouthwatering sour ale that will pair nicely.

The Producer

Ferme Brasserie Schoune, Inc.

The Producer
2075 Ste-Catherine
St. Odilon, PQ J0P 1X0
Canada
1 418-(450) 265-3765

Flanders Style Red Ale

Flanders style red ales are deep red to reddish-brown in color and range in alcohol from 5-6.5%. These beers are defined by a complex fruitiness ranging from cherries to apples to oranges and a bracing acidic sourness. This defining sourness is a result of having been aged for years in well-used large wooden tuns allowing bacterial interaction with the beer and imparting a sharp ’sour’ character. Hops do not play much of a role in the overall flavor profile of these beers. Similar to Flanders style brown ales, these beers are a result of careful blending of aged beers to achieve the desired flavor profile. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Rodenbach and Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge.

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Flanders Style Red Ale