About The Beer
Brewery: Bavik-De Brabandere
Format: 2 x 750ml Bottles
ALLIANCE is a historic collaboration between the Flemish Brewery De Brabandere and the Wallonian Dubuisson Brewery.
This package celebrates landmark anniversaries (125th and 250th respectively), and the accumulation of 375 years of brewing experience.De Brabandere, famous for their foeder-aged sours and Dubuisson for their barrel-aged strong ales, are a perfect fit. Petrus Quadruple was aged at the Wallonian brewery in Burgundy Wine Barrels for 6 months and Bush Caractère (Scaldis) was blended with Petrus Aged Pale in Bavikhove, Flanders.
"We started from the strengths of the two breweries," Hugues Dubuisson explains. "Ours is a benchmark for strong beer but also for barrel-aged beers. De Brabandere Brewery is famous for its foeder matured beers. We gathered our brewers around the table and decided to exploit our respective know-how. This is how Petrus Quadrupel brewed at De Brabandere Brewery moved to Pipaix in Wallonia to mature for 6 months on oak wine barrels from Burgundy. The Bush Caractère moved to the other side of the border to be blended with a Petrus Aged Pale matured for two years in the foeders of De Brabandere Brewery."
Connoisseurs will recognize in Bush Caractere the fruity aromas brought by the microflora of De Brabandere's foeders. They will also notice the effects of our Burgundy barrels on the Petrus Quadrupel. A more intense taste, a vinous character with hints of chocolate, gingerbread and liquorice.