Diôle Ambrée

Diôle Ambrée

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Style :Amber - Red Ale
ABV : 7.5
CL : 33
Country : Basècles, Belgium
Brewery : Brasserie des Carrières

Amber beers are not as prevalent as they used to be. This type of top-fermented beer was the response of Belgian brewers to the foreign pils beers that flooded the market from the beginning of the 20th century.

A contest was staged to find a contender to these popular invaders, and so the spéciale belge was born. The style would remain popular for dozens of years, and its brewers would always include an amber beer in their range.

Nowadays, while established values in the beer business are still respected, this darker-coloured, relatively light thirst-quencher is harder to find, even among Belgian microbreweries.

The creation of this beer at Brasserie des Carrières could be described as a happy accident. The gas flame used to fire up the mashing kettle was burning just a bit too long, or the settings were too high... whatever, the beer came out with a different colour and taste.

The resulting brew went down very well and brewers Julien Slabbinck and François Amorison decided on the spot to market this beer, baptised Diôle Ambrée, alongside their Diôle Blonde. Diôle Brune was to join the family at a later stage.

This beer is an excellent example of the expertise of the brewer-malter, someone who has the art of dosing down to a tee. Timing is important too: the mashing basin must be heated up to the point where the malt caramelises slightly.


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