The brewers at the Omer Vander Ghinste brewery have been busy, COVID-19 has given the brewers more time to experiment and as a result they have now launched a new beer, the LeFort Sour Oaked. A limited edition beer where only 19000 75cl bottles have been produced.
LeFort Sour Oaked is a blend of LeFort (top fermentation beer) and lambic (spontaneous fermentation beer matured for 18 months in oak barrels). The beer has a fruity caramel character with a slightly acidic dry touch.
The name LeFort must ring a bell. This dark brown beer has a slightly roasted touch, coming from the dark barley malt. The well-known LeFort flavor takes over and forms the basis of this carefully balanced blend. LeFort has the perfect complementary properties to blend with foeder beer. This cask beer, also called “lambic”, underwent a spontaneous fermentation by wild yeasts in the open air of Bellegem and matured quietly in oak casks for 18 months.
The complex character of the dark beer in combination with the slightly acidic fresh taste of the cask beer creates a sublime blend of 9 ° that every beer connoisseur must have tasted!
The beer has gone on sale at the end of January and is currently still available on the Omer webshop. If you can’t get your hands on one of the LeFort Sour Oaked beers, there are a few beers with a similar style such as the Petrus beers , Duchesse de Bourgogne or Rodenbach all of which are fermented in large Oak barrels and blended with a younger beer to give it it’s unique flavour.