Mixed Fermentation Sour Red Ale aged in bourbon barrels
Vieux Rouge is a Mixed Fermentation Sour Red Ale aged in bourbon barrels for two years. Dark copper with a reddish hue, the off white head carries a complex nose with a blend of oak, tart cherry, vanilla, funk and bourbon. Lighter bodied and slightly tart initially, Vieux Rouge blends into flavors of vanilla, oak, fruit and funk that give a tingle through ample carbonation. This beer finishes smooth with notes of bourbon and a slight warming sensation.
- ABV: 7.6%
- IBU: 15
- TA: 4
- ABW: 0%
Origin StoryI wanted to make a barrel aged sour red using American ale yeast but also with multiple strains of lacto and Brett. We also chose bourbon barrels rather than wine barrels for this one to get a play on the vanilla notes usually found in bourbon. The name Vieux Rouge translates to "Aged or Old Red" in French, which fits this barrel aged red quite nicely!
HopsAged Whole Leaf Fuggle hops
- Calories: 200