Parallel 49 Brewing has released a Flanders Red Ale. This is a traditional sour ale that was aged in an Oak Foeder and fermented using two strains of yeast. From the bomber bottle this beer pours a colour of rich copper-red and has two thick fingers of dense and lacing head. The smell alone tightens the cheeks with an intense sourness. The fruity nose has a complex wine-oak tone that comes with it showing that this beer means business. The flavour is intensely tart. On a sour scale the litmus goes way down with a puckering flavour. The sourness is very intense and despite the oak aged character the overall impression is full on sour. As the flavour starts to settle the oak character comes out with a slight red wine like character but the cheeks again tingle with sourness. If you are a sour nut then this beer is for you, if you have any apprehension towards a big and sour flavour then steer clear.
Alcohol – 6.7%
Size – 650ml