Malty, yet dry. Big, yet light bodied. Fruity and spicy, yet contains neither. Rosmerta & Lugus peddle contradicting terms in this complex and etherial Belgian-style ale.


ABV range:

  • 7.6-7.8

Process notes

  • RO plus equal parts CaCl & CaSO4 in mash, NaCl & MgSO4 in kettle 
  • Start mash at 45 C for ferulic acid to encourage phenol production by yeast
  • Finish mashing for dryness; rests at 62 C and 68 C
  • Panela added at end of boil
  • Pitch temp 62-64 F, keep below 69 F for 48 hours, then let free rise
  • Final gravity ~2.3 P

tasting notes

Gently complex, yet dry and easy. This is a really approachable beer and a good choice for someone that wants delicate flavor and isn’t concerned with a darker color.

Similar to:

Bière de Garde Ambrée, Goedt Bier, English-style IPA

you may also like:

Doppelstick Altbier, Dark Weizenbock, Belgian Dark Strong