Garage Project Carillon (750ml Bottle)
Oud Bruin, the traditional brown ale of Flemish Belgium, here painstakingly recreated and lovingly tended by Dave Bell, our Wild Workshop brewer. Prolonged ageing in wood with a blend of yeasts and Lactobacillus creates a beer bursting with dark sour cherry and dried fruit flavours, topped off with coffee and chocolate notes. Dark and complex, a little bit like our Dave. Ask not for whom the Bell toils, he toils for thee.
The sour red/brown beers of Flanders can be considered as two different styles, or two ends of a single style continuum, depending on how you choose to view the issue. They are a clearly–defined sour ale subtype, one with strong historical traditions. Their character blends rich malt with tartness, and usually some fruity character as well. Oak aging is common in the traditional production of the style and therefore is often evident in the character. Many examples are also aged on fruit. At the red end of the style, the classic is Rodenbach at the brown end it is Liefmans, and there are several very good examples in between.