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Descriptions from New Belgium
Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.
Birthdate: January, 2013
Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Brewerij Boon of Belgium have partnered together again to create Transatlantique Kriek – a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with Polish cherries.
This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Frank Boon’s brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boon’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek.
The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly.
Birthdate: October, 2003
Malts: Pale, Red Wheat, Carapils, Roasted Barley
Aroma: Wise cherries with the musty linger of oaken barrels.
Mouthfeel: Exciting bursts of champagne-like carbonation, clean refreshing finish.
Flavor: This has all the sours: malic (green apple), lactic (sharp), acetic (vinegar), butyric (biley). Real cherry taste up front and a nice complex sourness.
Visual: Gorgeous ruby red with pink foam
La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.
New in 2010, we’ll do a single bottling of La Folie for the year. Collect the 22oz unique to 2010 designed bottle and start a yearly wood-aged collection of goodness.
Birthdate: March, 2004
Malts: Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate
Aroma: Green apple, plum skin, jammy, caramel sweetness, cherry pit, peppery alcohol, citrus zest
Mouthfeel: Mouth puckering and thirst quenching.
Flavor: Sharp, clean and sour and malty- like biting into a fresh picked Granny Smith Apple.
Visual: ominously deep dark red bronze hue.
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