Coming this October is a new collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Duvel. Rustica features the best of both worlds. For this collaborative brew, Ommegang changed just one detail about the infamous golden ale by Duvel – the yeast. Ommegang’s house yeast gives this a fruitier, funkier note.
It’s our first Belgian-style Golden Ale, a elegant ale noted for using simple ingredients to create complex flavors and aromas. We worked closely with Duvel on the recipe and processes, yet added our own signature notes. This Duvel collaboration created a fine ale, one with all the depth and breadth of Duvel’s classic Belgian Golden Ale, along with rustic notes, including fruity esters from our yeast. RUSTICA is brewed with generous amounts of fine Pils malts, like like Duvel. It’s hopped with Styrian Coldings, like Duvel. It comes in at 8.5% abv, like Duvel. And it offers lively carbonation with a large frothy white head, like Duvel.
Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft
Arrival: Early October, 2012
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