Roeselare Red Home Brewing Beer Kit

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Roeselare Red is a refreshingly dry Belgian Red Ale, with a touch of earthy sourness in the finish. Great for summer drinking, although it does take at least 4 months for the sour flavor to develop. If you don't want to wait for the sourness to develop, this beer can be consumed young and be a refreshing dry ale. For a touch of delicate sourness in the finish, leave in a secondary fermenter for 4 - 12 months before bottling. Alcohol: 6%, IBU’s 26. Click on the More Info link above for an actual picture of this beer in the glass.

Includes 8 lbs. of blended Belgian extract and beet sugar, flavoring hops, liquid Roeselare yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.054. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our Roeselare Red in the glass.

Average rating 9.63636363636364 out of 10 ( based on 11 reviews )

A hit !!!

Review by Loy on 11/1/2012

Typically easy kit from Williams. Left it in secondary for 4 months as recommended. Its been a big hit with all of my beer loving friends.

Solid representation

Review by RudyFlyer on 1/8/2013

I consulted many sources and fermented this in primary for a week and a half, followed by 8 months in secondary. It soured quite well, though I wish a bit more. I have tested this against other Flemish/Flanders ales and it is quite comparable. Took some time, but it is a solid ale and for the price to create something rare, it is worth it.

Worth the wait

Review by Richard on 2/21/2013

Brewed on 5/20/12, sampled a few times but still in secondary. I'm 9 months in and it tastes great. I'm letting it go for 12, it is sour and the pellicle dropped after 6 months (formed at about 3 months). I am hoping for a little more sour, but even if it doesn't, it is awesome. I'm going to bottle and age some for a few years as well. It's going to be on my 6 month rotation schedule. Nice work guys.

Just keeps Getting Better

Review by shawn on 7/10/2013

An excellent representation of the style. Ease of brewing coupled with delicious results, equals a homerun. I left this in the primary for 7 days, then in the secondary for 9 months. Primed, bottled, and started to condition, the flavor really took off at the 8 month mark, and as I said before it just keeps getting better. Roeselare has replaced my wife's favorite beer (think fizzy and tastless), finally a beer that we can agree on, brewtopia achieved, Prostit!

So Worth the Wait

Review by Josh on 10/17/2013

I have 20 gallons of Roeselare Red in secondary right now. The first 5 gallons was a instant crowd favorite. A great kit that is very easy to brew....waiting to drink it, not so easy, but completely worth the time, what is 7 or 8 months compared to the liquid glory that is aged red ale with a powerful and delicious cherry flavor? My advice is to brew several kits, because once one batch matures it will be gone quickly, and you'll wish you had more in the interm. Truly a triumph that will have you and those lucky enough who you choose to share this amazing beer with will be singing your praises as a master brewer and all around genuis.

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Oct 04, 2020 by Craig W Carroll

Q: Is this considered a sour beer or just a mild sour finish?

A: We consider it a beer with a mild sour finish.

May 02, 2017 by joe

Q: I seem to have 2 bags of KCS in my kit plus a package of wine yeast... wondering WHY?

A: These are explained in the included instructions. Add the brewing sugar (KCS) after stirring in the extract (step 2 on the instructions). Add the wine yeast to help produce carbonation when you add the priming sugar IF you have let the beer sit for a long time in the secondary (step 10 of the instructions). If you do not have the instruction sheet you can download or view it by going to the product page on our website. Just type K44 in the search box to find the kit.

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