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RODENBACH
Mixed fermentation
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
5.2% ABV
Mixed main fermentation
and maturation in oak casks
(“foeders”) give it the same
sweet-sour flavour and
complex fruitiness as wine.
RODENBACH consists of
3/4 young beer and 1/4
beer matured two years in
oak. RODENBACH is highly
refreshing and appetising;
the perfect apéritif!
RODENBACH
Grand Cru
Mixed fermentation
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
6% ABV
RODENBACH Grand Cru
has, on average, been left
for much longer in the oak
casks (“foeders”) of the
Roeselare “beer cathedral”,
which results in a more
pronounced version of the
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
style. RODENBACH Grand
Cru consists of 1/3 young
beer and 2/3 beer matured
2 years in oak. The result is
a complex beer with a great
deal of wood and esters,
vinous and with a very long
aftertaste, just like a Grand
Cru wine.
RODENBACH
Vintage
Mixed fermentation
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
7% ABV
This mixed-fermentation
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
gets its unique character
through maturation in hand-
made oak casks (“foeders”).
This beer is matured for 2
years in special numbered
casks (the number changes
each year). The result is a
superior RODENBACH with
a red-copper glow. Its taste
is complex and rounded, but
also intense and refreshing.
It is characterised by a fruity,
slightly sour touch of apple,
combined with accents of
caramel, wild honey and
oak. The fruity, slightly sour
aftertaste is long and nicely
balanced.
RODENBACH
Caractère Rouge
Mixed fermentation
Flanders Red-Brown Beer
7% ABV
RODENBACH Caractère
Rouge is produced by add-
ing an extra six months’
fermenting maceration with
fresh fruit (cherries, raspber-
ries and cranberries) to beer
that has already undergone
two years’ maturation in oak
casks. The beer is vinous
with a complex, fruity nose of
raspberry and cherry com-
bined with notes of wood
and tobacco. The residual
sugars ensure a perfect
harmony between the sour,
sweet and dry flavours. The
beer is reminiscent of the
unique interaction of flavour
and strength that we fine in a
crisp Burgundy wine.
Oude Geuze
BOON
Spontaneous fermentation
6.5% ABV
Traditional lambic is a unique
spontaneous-fermentation
beer aged in oak casks for
a long time. Bottle-condi-
tioned lambic is known as
“geuze”. Geuze with lambic
matured for a weighted
average of one year in oak
casks may bear the “old
geuze” designation, a beer
style which enjoys Euro-
pean protection. The sour
mellowness is characteristic
of this “old geuze”. It is light-
yellow/amber in appearance,
crowned with a nice head.
Oude Geuze BOON has a
very fresh, spicier than fruity
nose, with touches of citrus,
pepper, vanilla and cedar.
Complex, balanced flavour
with a long, dry and intense
aftertaste.
Geuze BOON
Mariage Parfait
Spontaneous fermentation
8.0% ABV
Geuze BOON Mariage Par-
fait consists of 95% mellow
lambic aged at least 3 years
and 5% young lambic. The
beer is brought back to its
fermentation temperature
during bottling, thereby
causing re-fermentation. The
beer subsequently matures
at a low temperature for
at least 6 months. Its soft
mouthfeel and fruity flavour
harmonise perfectly with the
aromas from the oak casks
(“foeders”) in which this
Geuze Mariage Parfait has
matured. Its body contains
lots of vanilla and its after-
taste is acidic, with an accent
of cloves which becomes
more intense over time.
Oude Kriek BOON
Fruit beer macerated in
100% old oak-matured
lambic.
6.5% ABV
Oude Kriek BOON is made
by adding 400 g/l of small
wild cherries to 18-month-
old lambic. A fermenting
maceration is followed by
bottle conditioning. “Old
Kriek” is a beer style which
enjoys European protection.
Oude Kriek BOON has a
rather rosé-like and cloudy
appearance (due to the sec-
ondary fermentation) and a
pale pink head. The aroma is
dominated by scents which
are typical of lambic (wood,
tannin, animal touches), sup-
plemented by a slight hint of
cherries. Lambic is also the
overriding note in the flavour;
the cherries are still there,
but more in the background.
Long, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Framboise BOON
Spontaneous fermentation
Fruit beer macerated
in young oak-matured
lambic.
5% ABV
The unrivalled raspberry
beer from BOON, with
velvety soft ripe raspberries
(more than 300 g/l) which
undergo fermenting macera-
tion in young oak-matured
lambic. An ideal rosé apéritif
beer, but also suitable as an
accompaniment to fruit des-
serts, etc. Also known as the
“Brabant Champagne Kir”.
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