O’hare’s Beer Club December 2012 Box
From Southeast Portland Oregon’s The Commons Brewery comes their “Flemish Kiss” a Belgian style pale ale. This beer is brewed as an American Pale Ale that is put through a secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces (wild yeast). This secondary fermentation gives the beer its Belgian characteristics. This beer is also bottle conditioned. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma of the beer is of malts, fruity sweetness and a Belgian yeast. When sipping this beer you will get hints of malts, mild hops, Belgian yeast and some mild fruits. The alcohol content of this beer is 5.8% with an IBU of 34. I would not hesitate to buy this beer again or try more from this brewery!
Commercial Description: Right out of primary fermentation this beer is decidedly an American Pale Ale, but as it enters secondary, a bridge to Belgium is built with a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. A 5 week maturation results in slightly dry, fruity beer with a hint of floral Brett character that will evolve over time.
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Soft Goat Cheese