Brewed on November 10 and November 30, 2011. Packaged April 10, 2012.
This is the third use of red wine barrels in the second fermentation. We took a blend of our double gold medal winning Brainless®Belgian, added cherry puree and aged it in Red Wine Oak casks for a secondary fermentation in the barrels and some additional aging. Pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a medium white head to pink head. A nice nose of sweet and sour cherries, Belgian malts, and barrel aging. The flavor is dominated by red wine dryness and malt and fruit driven sweetness.
Weyermann German Pilsner Malt, Muttons Maris Otter Pale malt, Briess Caraplis malt, Flaked Oats, Candy sugar
100% pure Cherry puree (no preservatives) Second fermentation and aged in Red Wine barrels with Champagne yeast.
Premient, Tettnang, and Saaz.