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%
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!
Alphabet brewing co is a small brewery in Manchester on a mission to make hop forward original craft beers. Juice Springsteen is defiantly the boss when it comes to easy drinking tropical IPAs. At 4.5% ABV this 330ml can is no heavyweight but still brings lots of flavour in the way of mango, passion-fruit, Guava and Mandarin. You get some sweetens as you may expect from a beer with so much fruit but this is balanced out with a nice hop bitterness.
No need to be 'waiting on a sunny day' to enjoy this beautiful juicy beer!
Country : UK
ABV : 4.5%
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.