Sour, Fruit and Gose Beers available to buy online from BeerCraft of Bath.
Sour Beers taste sour. This could be because of the fermentation method or additions of sour fruits. It could just be a slight tang or it could be face scrunchingly sour.
Fruit beers have had fruits added to the beer at different stages of the fermentation process and this can make a variety of different styles including sour, sweet or just for flavour.
Gose is a beer that has had salt added. Usually to a sour style beer, the salt helps bring out the flavours in the beer.
Originally brewed as a collaboration with Kissmeyer Beer, this is Magic Rocks take on a traditional German style Gose, flavoured with fruit, sea buckthorn and sea salt.
Tart, lightly sour, fruity and refreshing with a defined saltiness makes this beer an excellent accompaniment to food.
High Wire Grapefruit is a fruit-infused version of the best-selling West Coast pale ale.
Magic Rock accentuated the original beer’s smoothly composed malt body and lip-smacking citrus character with the addition of 100% natural pink grapefruit flavour.
Juicy, tart and deliciously refreshing, it’s High Wire the Same But Different!
The flagship beer Lucky Jack gets a kick in the ass with more fruit, they simply added Grapefruit peels and Pink Grapefruit juice for the summer beer edition!
Slightly more pink, slightly more acidic, a lot more fruity and fresh! Unfiltered and limited for the summer!
Food pairings - Sushi, pulled pork sandwich, Norwegian brown cheese and spicy mango salad.
A slightly sweet cherry lambic beer made in the traditional Belgian style by the Lindemans family. Lambic beers are fermented using wild yeasts in the air and aged in oak barrels for years to give a sour tart flavour. For this beer, cherries are then added to give the beer a pleasant and full fruity sweetness that offsets the sour base before a pleasing and refreshing tart finish.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 3.5%
Three grains in one beer...
...still brewed to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 originating in the former Carmelite monastery in Dendermonde. Written over 300 years ago, this recipe describes the use of three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley.
look: Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast.
smell: Very refined and complex. Hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas.
taste: Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness.
Bamberg's speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.
Country : Germany
ABV : 5.1%
Leffe - Radieuse
Leffe Radieuse is an amber-coloured beer, rich in flavour and deliciously refined.
Its complex taste is particularly enjoyed by true beer connoisseurs.
Strong beer fans will enjoy this one from the Leffe brand.
The Rodenbach Grand Cru is the archetypal Flanders red-brown beer. Each of these beers is a unique blend, but they all share a brewing process characteristic of the area surrounding Roeselare and Kortrijk.
The typical sweet and sour taste of a Rodenbach Grand Cru is produced by a two stage fermentation process called mixed fermentation, involving top-fermentation and bacterial fermentation using lactic acid bacteria. The Rodenbach Grand Cru matures in oak foeders, or barrels, over a period of two years, giving the beer a unique, complex fruitiness that is reminiscent of wine.
Rodenbach, the mother beer, is usually one-quarter mature beer to three-quarters young beer. When it comes to Rodenbach Grand Cru, the blend is two-thirds mature beer with one-third of a young brew added.
The 'roodbruin', or red-brown beers, of Flanders can be traced back to the Middle Ages. At that time, hops, the modern preservative ingredient in beer, had yet to reach Belgium but brewers knew that beers containing lactic and ascetic acids kept for longer. This gave rise to the tradition of sour beers, made by cutting a young and newly fermented beer with an older beer that has finished fermenting. The bitterness of hops is barely discernible in this style of beer.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 6%
La Trappe - Trappist Dubbel
Colour: Dark brown with ivory-coloured head.
Aroma: Fruity aroma with dark tones of vanilla, caramel and roasted chocolate.
Taste: La Trappe Dubbel is a classic, dark Trappist ale with a full malty, caramel-sweet taste and a subtle influence of dates, honey and dried fruits.
Aftertaste: Sweet and lightly bitter.
County : Netherlands
ABV : 7%
Lindeman’s Cuvée René is - without a doubt - the queen of gueuzes.
A blend of old and young lambics matures in large oak barrels and then undergoes a secondary fermentation in champagne bottles to achieve a dry finish with an effervescent carbonation.
Aromas and flavours of “dusty barnyard” and “earthy funk” can sound somewhat off-putting, but the notes of sour apple, lemon, and wood in this gueuze complement them nicely. Its lasting sour finish and medium body make this beer more adventurous than one might think.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 5%
La Trappe - Trappist Quadruple
The first ever Quadruple !!!
Colour: Warm amber-coloured with a crème-coloured head.
Aroma: Hints of cloves and nuts, balanced by the sweet aromas of vanilla, raisins and banana.
Taste: La Trappe Quadrupel is the heaviest ale of La Trappe Trappist ales and is eponymous of this ale style. A full, warming and intensive taste. Malty with the sweet tones of date and caramel.
Aftertaste: Smooth and light bitter aftertaste.
Country : Netherlands
ABV : 10%
Cornish sea salt combine with masses of UK grown Raspberries to give this full bodied, smooth, fruit beer experience!
Brewed by Yonder Brewing of Radstock, Somerset.
Kriek Mariage Parfait is an Old Style Kriek of exceptional excellence.
400g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foudres (large wooden casks) for 5 to 6 months.
Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, preservatives or colourings added.
Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle and enjoy this epitome of traditional Lambic brewing.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 8%