Bourgogne des Flandres occupies a very special place in the Belgian beer landscape. It is a typical example of the Flemish beer blending tradition with old and young beer being mixed judiciously to achieve a perfect balance.
Bourgogne des Flandres Pure is brewed on site in the loft and blended with lambic from Timmermans Brewery. This lambic has aged for over eight months in wooden barrels. The result is a surprising red-brown beer with a low alcohol content and a very rich finish.
Commercial description by brewer : "Bourgogne des Flandres is the real taste of Bruges. The mixed fermentation is what makes this beer so special. The top-fermented brown ale is subtly blended with the best spontaneously fermented lambic, which is then matured in oak barrels for many months. It is this process that gives the red-brown beer a rich, creamy finish."
About the style: Even though "Bruin" suggests a style like "Old Brown" or "Brown Ale", this beer should definitively be classified as Flanders Red Ale (Category 23B in BJCP 2015), because its aromas and flavors are rather fruity than malty, it has mixed fermentation, it's aged in oak casks and its brewing location is in West Flanders.