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European Sour Ale - Flanders Red Ale


A sour, fruity, red wine-like Belgian-style ale with interesting supportive malt flavors and fruit complexity. The dry finish and tannin completes the mental image of a fine red wine.

Flavor Profile: Intense fruitiness commonly includes plum, orange, black cherry or red currant flavors. A mild vanilla and/or chocolate character is often present. Spicy phenols can be present in low amounts for complexity. Sour flavor ranges from complementary to intens

Ingredients: A base of Vienna and/or Munich malts, light to medium cara-malts, and a small amount of Special B are used with up to 20% maize. Low alpha acid continental hops are commonly used (avoid high alpha or distinctive American hops). Saccharomyces, Lactobacillu

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Top 10 Flanders Red Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Flanders Red
25 L 6.45% 13.51 1.058 1.009
All Grain 6006
Rare Barrel Flanders Red
7.5 gal 5.74% 4.71 1.057 1.013
All Grain 3598
Flanders Red
11 gal 5.64% 5.59 1.054 1.011
All Grain 3119
Provisional Sour Brown Ale
5 gal 6.35% 12.5 1.057 1.009
All Grain 2541
Ultraviolet
20 L 6.97% 7.8 1.062 1.009
All Grain 2322
O'Higgins Red Ale
24 L 5.64% 11.63 1.051 1.008
All Grain 2311
Zed's Dead Red
38 L 5.82% 15.13 1.060 1.015
All Grain 2251
Fast-Flanders Red 2
13 L 6.21% 10.47 1.052 1.004
BIAB 1977
Days Gone Bye Red Sour Ale
11 gal 5.1% 3.67 1.053 1.014
All Grain 1940
wine barrel brew
9 gal 6.65% 12.93 1.061 1.010
BIAB 1927

Newest Flanders Red Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Flanders Red
5 gal 5.92% 23.51 1.056 1.011
All Grain 38
Flanders Red
7 gal 5.53% 16.89 1.050 1.008
All Grain 106
Flanders Red
5.5 gal 6.32% 19.35 1.059 1.011
All Grain 68
Christmas Flanders Red
15.5 gal 6.13% 13.77 1.058 1.011
All Grain 155
Octoberfest with Roselare 2023
5.5 gal 2.32% 0 1.024 1.006
All Grain 117
Ned Flanders’ Red
5.5 gal 6.45% 4.84 1.062 1.013
All Grain 87
Flanders, Ned
5.5 gal 6.24% 4.84 1.062 1.014
All Grain 109
Awesome Recipe
55 L 6.03% 0 1.061 1.015
All Grain 67
Rouge d’ Lacomb Roeselare
3.5 gal 5.25% 14.51 1.052 1.012
All Grain 135
2023-2024 Winter Advent
24 L 5.94% 7.12 1.056 1.011
BIAB 173

Fermentables Used In Flanders Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Special B 132 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 4% 0% - 11%
German - Vienna 66 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 40% 3% - 92%
Aromatic 55 Grain base malt 38°L
33 5% 2% - 11%
Munich 45 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 23% 3% - 100%
American - Vienna 40 American Grain base malt 4°L
35 37% 5% - 65%
Belgian - Pilsner 38 Belgian Grain base malt 1.6°L
37 45% 13% - 80%
Munich - Light 10L 33 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 18% 5% - 47%
Flaked Corn 30 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 11% 2% - 21%
German - Pilsner 28 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 32% 8% - 69%
Flaked Wheat 27 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 12% 1% - 20%

Hops Used In Flanders Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 41 5 87% 23% - 100%
Saaz 20 3.5 68% 25% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 20 3.75 92% 29% - 100%
Magnum 17 15 77% 15% - 100%
Fuggles 11 4.5 83% 43% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 10 4 87% 33% - 100%
Tettnanger 9 4.5 87% 37% - 100%
Kent Goldings 9 5 100% 100% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 7 3.9 93% 50% - 100%
Crystal 5 4.3 83% 50% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Flanders Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Special B 3 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 40% 25% - 50%
Belgian - CaraVienne 2 Belgian Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 46% 25% - 67%

Yeasts Used In Flanders Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Wyeast - Roeselare Ale Blend 3763 76 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Variable 80% 65°F 85°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 12 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Flemish Ale Blend WLP665 12 White Labs Ale Med-High Low/Med 83% 68°F 80°F
White Labs - Belgian Sour Mix WLP655 11 White Labs Ale Med-High Med/Low 75% 80°F 85°F
The Yeast Bay - Mélange - Sour Blend 7 The Yeast Bay Wilds & Sours Low Medium 85% 68°F 78°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 6 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Lallemand - WildBrew Philly Sour 5 Lallemand Wilds & Sours Medium High 85% 68°F 77°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lactobacillus Blend OYL-605 5 Omega Yeast Labs Bacterial Cultures 0.12 N/A 0% 68°F 95°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 5 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - Abbey Ale Yeast WLP530 5 White Labs Ale High Med-High 77.5% 66°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Flanders Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 28 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 20 Water Agt Mash 67% 1% - 100%
Epsom Salt 17 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 43%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 16 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 48%
Whirlfloc 11 Water Agt Mash 60% 5% - 100%
Baking Soda 8 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 14%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 6 Other Boil 69% 27% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 6 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Chalk 6 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 15%
Irish Moss 6 Fining Boil 84% 9% - 100%

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