(Cooperstown, NY) – Brewery Ommegang has scheduled Zuur, its new collaboration sour ale, for release beginning in July.
According to Brew Like a Monk, “It’s a blended Flemish Sour brown. It’s a blend of two Liefmans beers: Oud Bruin, which is open fermented and then aged 6-8 months, and Liefmans Cuvee Brut, a new, fairly dry, kriek-style beer coming from Liefmans. The Cuvee Brut begins with Oud Bruin, then sits on cherries and is aged for a year. It’s then blended with more Oud Bruin and Goudenband.”
Label description: “Zuur – or Sour – is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, and master blending.
All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans.”
This will be available in 750 ML bottles and on draft with availability extending a few months. ABV is 6%.
This is a follow-up of sorts to Ommegang’s collaboration with Brouwerij Bockor on Ommegang Rouge back in 2008. The partnership over that beer ended last year with Bockor re-releasing the beer (albeit different because of altered blending ratios) under the name, “Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge.” That collaboration set the bar high with a score of 100 on RateBeer.