BentSpoke Brewing Co releases a barrel aged Flanders Red’s

ACT based BrentSpoke Brewing Co have gone and released an Australian first Flanders Red Ale going by the simple name of Flemm. It’s one of the original barrel aged sour recipes in the country, having been brewed by Head Brewer Richard Watkins over 15 years ago.

Named after a local farmer who inspired Richard on a trip to Belgium, the beer is aged in oak for 12 months and blended with an aged, unoaked version and a younger unoaked version to balance the acid and add vibrancy to the profile. That’s a blend of three beers, all coming together with an incredibly unique character.

The result is said to be a complex brew with notes of toffee malt, plum and raisin as well as fruity esters with lacto and acetic acids.

“I love brewing these style of beers and I’m excited to put them in cans for the first time with Flemm,” said Richard. “The wild yeast creates some funky characters with a touch of sweaty horse blanket and zoo like aromas. I cannot wait for people to taste what has been years in the barrelling.”

Flemm is available locally everywhere in the ACT and available throughout Australia in 375ml, 5.0% ABV cans. More information can be found HERE.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.