Brewer: Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Flanders Red
Strength: 7.0% ABV
Locality: Woodend, VIC
Description: This small-batch Flanders style Wild Red Ale is barrel-aged and soured.
Ultra limited release. Perfect for the beer curious and connoisseur alike.
The 2021 iteration of Wild Red Ale is the culmination of a slow, 18-month period of souring and maturation in ex-Pinot Noir barrels. A complex malt bill with generous amounts of European specialty malts have produced a beer that pours a rich ruby hue and balances a zesty acidity with residual malt sweetness. The aroma and palate are rich and complex with lashings of dark fruit character: think black plums and tart berries. The fruit character is backed up by creamy oak-derived vanillin. These rounded flavours are balanced by a sharp and tangy acidity with notes of balsamic and sour cherries.