Monstre Rouge....$15.99 / 750ml
Terrapin Collaboration with DeProef
"Pushing the envelop and creating new beer styles is what Terrapin Beer Company is all about. When our Brewmaster, Brian "Spike" Buckowski, found out that he would get the opportunity to help create the next "Brewmaster's Collaboration" with Dirk Naudts from DeProef Brouwerij, all gloves and brewing boots were off!
To stay true to Terrapin Tradition, Spike and Dirk have outdone themselves by creating an Imperial Flanders Red Ale called "Monstre Rouge." Brewed at the DeProef Browerj in Lochristi Belgium, these two creative masterminds of malts and hops have come up with an offbeat style that combines new age American and old world Belgian brewing techniques.
Monstre Rouge is loosely based off Terrapin's "Big Hoppy Monster" recipe with a little of Spike's favorite ingredient (Rye Malt) thrown in for good measure. Fermented with one of Dirk's coveted yeast strains (Brettanomyces) and aged on toasted American oak, this beer is tart, sour, sweet, hoppy, and woody all wrapped in a beautiful red color. Brewed with copious amount of crystal malts ranging in color from 20-75 lovibond as well as Munich and Rye, the Monstre Rouge is not your ordinary Flanders Red. American hops impart hints of citrus and pine complementing the complex malt and yeast flavors.
We hope you enjoy our creation of water, malt, yeast and hops.
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