Belfius combines two of Belgium’s well-known beer styles: a spontaneously fermented ale and a saison. The spontaneously fermented ale is also known as our Coolship beer. The name comes from a key brewing tool—the coolship—that allows the beer to be inoculated with wild yeast and other microbiota. After inoculation, the beer ages in oak barrels for up to three years. The second beer in the blend is our Saison, a dry ale defined by its notes of citrus and peppery spice. Blended together, they create a golden beer with an herbal aroma that contains both spice and tart fruit. Its taste is one of restrained sourness rounded out by a hint of oak.
Grains: Pilsner Malt, Raw Wheat, Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Malted Rye, Oats
Hops: Aged Whole-Leaf Hops, Northern Brewer, Bravo, Cascade
Yeast: Wild, Saison
First Released: August 2014
Package Size: 375 ML
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: Four years