Flemish Kiss – The Commons Brewery

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

Click here to check out the December Box

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3 comments on “Flemish Kiss – The Commons Brewery

  1. I really like what this brewery is doing. The Flemish Kiss won a silver at GABF.

    • If this beer is any indication of what the brewery is up to then I am a fan for sure! This is the first of their beer that I have had the pleasure of trying. It will not be the last for sure.

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