Secret Handshake – Step 2/10: Double Dry Hopped Session NEIPA
Due to the ban on physical handshakes in this corona crisis, we at Kompaan had to come up with a new way to interact with our friends. How about a new hop forward beer series? An ever expanding sequence of IPA’s & NEIPA’s linked to intricate hand movements. Keep up with these crisp releases to learn and enjoy the complete Kompaan Secret Handshake sequence together with your friends. This is 2 of 10, a gentle fist-bump of 4% with Idaho 7 hops
Cheeky Chocolate Stout
What IF…we combine caramel, sea salt and chocolate in a rich and full stout? Than you get the Cheeky Chocolate Stout! We used chocolate and caramel from patisserie Soetenso, famous in Leiden for their bonbons, chocolates, cakes and more. We personally imported the traditionally made sea salt from the beautiful bay of Cádiz in southern Spain. The moment you put the glass on your lips you will smell a combination of the chocolate and caramel. With the first sip you will experience the full body, the dark chocolate bitter and slight salty aftertaste. Forget about dessert.. take a Cheeky Chocolate Stout!
Guzzling Guava Blond
What IF… you can add to your daily vitamins while enjoying an IF Craft Beer!?
The Guzzling Guava blond is a light and refreshing beer with 5.1% alcohol brewed with two South American ingredients: Quinoa and Guava fruit! Una cerveza muy refrescante mis amigos!
The Guzzling is a 4 grain blond containing barley, spelt, rye and quinoa. But between you and me… Quinoa is a seed but not a grain. So actually it is a 3.5 grain blond!
During the fermentation we added Guava fruit to the beer. The sugars from the fruit are fermented and what you are left with are all the juicy aroma’s that give this blond its distinct and refreshing flavour.
Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier 9°
Straffe Hendrik is a Bitter Tripel Ale of 9% abv. The beer was originally from Bruges and brewed in Bruges by brewery De Halve Maan.
In 1981, Henri Maes and his daughter Véronique followed the demand of the mayor and created a strong blond beer for the inauguration of the statue of Sint-Arnoldus, the saint of all beer-brewers. However, the beer became so popular, that the demand for the beer continued. It was given the name of Straffe Hendrik (Strong Hendrick), since it was a rich and strong beer.
Today, Straffe Hendrik is the last authentic Tripel Ale of Bruges.
Low alcohol. High performance.
Planning on driving, jumping rings of fire or wrestling grizzly bears?
We Recommend having a Stunt Double. Our refreshing and rich Non Alcoholic IPA gets you through the toughest of challenges with style, flavor and without breaking a sweat!
Loads of Mosaic hops power its fruit-forward flavor – aromas of mango, stone fruits, limes and fresh herbs are present. Add that to a clean malt profile and a really crisp body – and you get the perfect, summery, low-alcohol IPA!
A full-bodied, Amsterdam wheat beer that is dangerously ‘moreish’. Slightly cloudy, it has a beautiful golden colour and a soft, foamy head. The wheat malt gives the beer a delightful, fresh flavour, and the addition of coriander and lemon during the brewing process produces a rich aroma of banana, citrus and spices. Topped off by a fine, slightly sweet aftertaste, IJwit is a delicious thirst-quencher.
Blonde with copper reflections, topped with a generous head, Hopus derives from a secret batch brewed for the marriage of Paul Lefebvre. It has a unique and original nose, a blend of vegetal, citrus and fruit notes. The attack is bold, with an intense bitterness accompanied by a plethora of hopped notes. On the palate, the fruity top-fermented aromas and the malted flavours perfectly balance the initial taste without masking it. The bitter aftertaste is persistent but not disturbing, powerful but not overwhelming, elegant but not opulent…in short, the perfect preparation for the next mouthful. Drink very cold as an aperitif with crisps and pickles, as an accompaniment to a spicy dish or as an after-dinner digestive.
Moscatel Mania Barley Wine
Anyone who has been to the south of Spain may have drunk them, those full-bodied, sweet dessert wines full of delicious raisin flavor. One warm summer evening, when we were enjoying a Moscatel dessert wine on a Spanish terrace, the idea came up to capture that experience in a Barley Wine.
We imported authentic sundried Moscatel grapes from Malaga and used them to brew a full bodied, sweet Barley Wine loaded with that delicious raisin flavor.
Sevilla Sunny Haze
You see them everywhere in the streets of the cities in Southern Spain… Orange trees! In spring they carry delicious smelling flowers and in winter beautiful oranges!
We used orange blossom and the peel of the Seville bitter orange to brew a real thirst-quencer. Since wheat is one of the main grains this beer has a refreshing base with a nice ‘haze’ to it. Amarillo was used as single hop to add an extra level of citrus flavor and a slight bitter.
Sevilla Sunny Haze.. brewed to capture the Spanish sun in your glass!
Yesssss! Who doesn’t love a piece of apfelstrudel? Vanilla, whipped cream, raisins and apple all poured into this 11% Imperial doppelbock.
Ever wanted to make like Alice and enter a wonderland of your own? Well, to that we say ‘drink me’. This doppelbock is your golden ticket to a prelapsarian forest full of apples. Well… we did already pick those apples and baked it into a creamy Austrian pastry with vanilla, raisins and cinnamon. We used the best german malts and hops to get down this rabbit hole. Drink this portion and you’ll soon be consulting caterpillars, organizing mad tea parties and playing croquet with the queen. Yes, wonderland is yours for the taking. Just don’t lose your head down there.
Studio Oedipus No. 30 – Raspberry Berliner Weisse
One of our favourite Berliner Weisses revamped with a smooth souring strain.
It makes for a clean base to showcase raspberries that were handpicked in Nijmegen and pureed by ourselves. To get the full hit of the fruit, the hop and grain bill was stripped back as far as possible in a clean, crisp, raspberry packed sour beer.
Barrel Aged Selection 2020 – Blauwe Bijl – Kveik gist Vat 2/3
Een royaal amberkleurig bier. De kveik gist en verschillende hoppen zorgen voor een zoete geur en een fruitige, sterke smaak. Het eikenhouten vat geeft het bier daarnaast een extra hint aan vanille.
Nu zéér gelimiteerd en hand genummerd verkrijgbaar in de webshop!
De Barrel Aged Selection is reeks zeer bijzondere bieren speciaal gerijpt op houten vaten. Bekende bieren die een nieuwe smaak hebben gekregen en zeker de moeite waard zijn om eens goed voor te gaan zitten.
Elfique Triple Blonde
Duchesse Chocolate Cherry
India Pale Ale
Tijd vervaagt als je deze Dutch Bargain India Pale Ale drinkt. Tot in de laatste slok. De IPA heeft een tropische toets die je niet zou vermoeden bij een Europese hop. Maar de Mandarina Bavaria hop bewijst: je hoeft de oceaan niet over te steken voor een vleug mandarijn. Die zorgt ervoor dat deze juicy IPA lekker doordrinkbaar is, wanneer dan ook. Je kunt hem ieder seizoen uit de ijskast pakken. Perfect voor onder de palmbomen, misschien nog wel lekkerder in een barre winter.
Secret Handshake – Step 1/10: Double Dry Hopped Double NEIPA
Due to the ban on physical handshakes in
this corona crisis, we at Kompaan had to
come up with a new way to interact with
our friends. How about a new hop forward
beer series? An ever expanding sequence
of IPA’s & NEIPA’s linked to intricate hand
movements. Keep up with these crisp
releases to learn and enjoy the complete
Kompaan Secret Handshake sequence
together with your friends.
This is 1 of 10, so let’s start easy with a
firm high five of 8%.
Studio Oedipus No. 32 – Lemon Tart Ale
Dear Massimo Bottura,
We’ve brewed a beer for you.
For most chefs, dropping a dish is a disaster. However, you turned an accident into an iconic dessert. Your open-minded approach hugely inspires us, so in return we recreated the flavours of ‘Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart’ in a beer.
A dry hopped imperial saison is the base upon which a blend of barrel aged beers add layers of vanilla and spicy biscuit flavours. Sorrento lemon peel soaked in this blend rounds off a drink hopefully as complex, poetic and elegant as your original creation.
We hope you enjoy it.
Oedipus Brewing, Amsterdam.
Bommen & Granaten
Duvel Tripel Hop Citra
Sour Dark Ale Port Barrel Fermented
The Emelisse Sour Dark Ale Port Barrel Fermented is the first Sour created by Emelisse. This Sour has fermented in Port Barrels for over 1,5 years. This process has transformed this Sour into a real gem. The delicious fruity tones of cherry and red berries create the sweet and sour taste, with a slight hand of chocolate in the aftertaste. Wonderfully dry and thirst quenching.
Leidsch La Dixième
Whiskey Honey And Apple Cider (Honey And Smoked Spirit Flavored Cider)
RODENBACH is the unique & original “Flanders Red Ale”, recognised as a traditional local product. Mixed main fermentation and maturation in oak casks (“foeders”) give it the same sweet-sour flavour and complex fruitiness as wine.
RODENBACH consists of 3/4 young beer and 1/4 beer matured two years in oak. It’s is highly refreshing and appetising: the perfect apéritif or session ale!
Kiwi & Lime
The ingenious pairing of aromatic kiwi and zingy lime. Mixed with cider, these natural partners create a unique combination. 4% ABV.
Aroma: Kiwi fruit with a citrus edge.
Taste: Refreshing kiwi fruit character cut with tangy lime.
Colour: Clear, pale and blonde.
Serve suggestion: Chilled with ice and a wedge of lime.
Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier Alkoholfrei / Weissbier Non-Alcoholic
Natürlich, isotonisch und kalorienreduziert – aufgrund der vielen wichtigen Nährstoffe ist unser Hefe-Weißbier Alkoholfrei, das ausschließlich aus natürlichen Zutaten gebraut wird, der ideale Durstlöscher für die aktive Freizeit.
Mit nur 115 kcal pro Halbe hat unser Alkoholfreies weniger Kalorien als eine Apfelschorle und überzeugt dennoch durch den vollen Weißbiergeschmack seines großen Bruders: naturtrüb, spritzig-frisch und mit fruchtigen Aromen.
ZUTATEN: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Weizenmalz Hopfen
MALZSORTEN: Helles Weizenmalz, Dunkles Weizenmalz, Pilsner Malz
(Helles Gerstenmalz), Münchner Malz (Dunkles Gerstenmalz)
Tripel LeFort is a golden blonde beer of 8.8% ABV and sets itself apart through its crisp, fruity aroma and beautifully rounded full flavour. The top-fermenting yeast used for Tripel LeFort results in a beer with vanilla-clove aromas as well as a fruity taste of bananas and red apples. Pleasant hints of citrus, lime and roses make this into a balanced beer that is intriguingly complex at the same time. A beer with body… the full flavour combined with the alcohol give you a warm feeling that slowly eases away.
Passchendaele Porter is similar to the British beer style of the same name. The taste of roasted malt is clearly present as well as the subtle hints of caramel. Passchendaele Porter has a soft bitterness and a light fruitiness. A thirst-quencher with depth! This beer is brewed in memory of the victims of the Battle of Passchendaele 1917.
Holy Moly Tripel
What if you imagine yourself in heaven for a moment.. this is a Tripel with a divine element to it.
This beer is brewed with 4 different grains, barley, spelled, rye and buckwheat. The combination of these grains creates a nice drinkable and fresh base. The use of noble hops give the beer a slight bitter aftertaste and fruity aroma. On top of this we infused the beer with holy wood to add a surprisingly delicious and very unique flavour. A flavour that you just have to experience!
Pronck Imperial Porter
Pronck Imperial Porter is not just a beer. It is an experience. A courageous adventure for those who are the most seasoned lovers of good beer or want to be. This unconditional, dark beer is bursting with roasted malts and has a nice helping of malted rye. The exact balance of raw cocoa, rich bourbon vanilla, fresh cardamom and spicy juniper makes the beer to a great and robust experience that you will remember for a long time.
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Duchesse de Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe is the traditional Flemish red ale. This refreshing ale is matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of passion fruit, and chocolate, and a long, dry and acidic finish. After the first and secondary fermentation, the beer goes for maturation into the oak barrels for 18 months. The final product is a blend of younger 8 months old beer with 18 months old beer. The average age of the Duchesse de Bourgogne before being bottled is 12 months.
Dit is wat wij in het zuiden chique bier noemen. Gulpener Château Neubourg heeft een edele bitterheid. Een superieur Pilsner met karakter, naar grote hoogte getild door een geraffineerde combinatie van fijne kruiden en zuren, bloesem- en fruittonen en een aromatische gerststructuur. En bovendien gebotteld in een prachtige, stijlvolle fles. Château Neubourg is bekroond met een European Beer Star Award en behoort daarmee tot de top drie van de wereld. Een bier om exclusief van te genieten! Dit bier is goed te combineren met schaal- en schelpdieren, voorjaarsgroenten, asperges, kip, salade en verse zalm.
OMER. Traditional Blond
Brugse Zot Dubbel
Brugse Zot Dubbel is a dark brown beer, inclinging towards ruby red. It is brewed with six special varieties of malt, which give the beer a rich and distrinctive aroma. One can discover the scent of honey, almonds, chocolate and even brown sugar.
By using the Czech Saaz hop from Zatec, the beer has a complex pallet of roasted malts and a distrinctive flavour. Brugse Zot Dubbel is known to leave a warm glow in the mouth with a bitter and hoppy finish leanding towards liquorice and even coffee roast.
Brugse Zot Dubbel can be paired with stews, different types of cheese and desserts prepared with bittersweet dark chocolate.
Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11°
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, is an intense beer, dark in colour and full in taste.
The aroma is elegant, spicy and slightly roasted.
The sophisticated blend of special kinds of malt give the beer a complex character, combining a delicate dryness with hints of coriander, dark fruits, anise and roasted chestnuts. The palate finishes in a syrupy taste.
The refermentation in the bottle creates a living beer that will evolve over the years.
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel finds an excellent partner in chocolate when it comes to foodpairing.
I Love the Smell of Coffee In the Morning
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Westmalle Dubbel is a dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The creamy head has the fragrance of special malt and leaves an attractive lace pattern in the glass. The flavour is rich and complex, herby and fruity with a fresh-bitter finish. It is a balanced quality beer with a soft feel in the mouth and a long, dry aftertaste. The Dubbel contains 7% alcohol.
Westmalle Trappist Tripel
Was first brewed in 1934 and the recipe has not changed since 1956. It is made with pale candy sugar and has a very pale color produced from a mash of light pilsener malts. Styrian Goldings hops are used along with some German varieties and the classic Saaz pilsener hop. After a long secondary fermentation, the Tripel Westmalle is bottled with a dose of sugar and yeast. This beer holds up well in the bottle over time and seems to soften with age.
Erdinger Weißbier / Hefe-Weizen
The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.
Texels Skuumkoppe is een bovengistend donker tarwebier, gebrouwen van natuurlijke ingrediënten, waaronder Texelse gerst. Dit speciaalbier dat zijn naam ontleent aan de witte koppen op de golven van de zee, is vol van smaak met hints van karamel en abrikoos en heeft een romige, licht zoete afdronk. Texels Skuumkoppe is een bier dat bij ieder seizoen past. Een bier puur, robuust en recht door zee, net als Texel zelf.
Drink Texels Skuumkoppe uit het originele Skuumkoppeglas (30 cl of 50 cl).
St.Bernardus Prior 8 is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic “Dubbel” style of Belgium’s Best Abbey Ales. It has a ruby to purple color, smooth, creamy richness of texture that is almost oily, and a malt-fruit complexity reminiscent of coconut. (8% alc. vol.)
It finds the perfect balance between sweet, bitter and malty tastes. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.
The St.Bernardus Abt 12 is the pride of our stable, the nec plus ultra of our brewery. Abbey ale brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. Dark with a full, ivory-colored head. It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excells because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite. (10,0% ABV) Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.
In this award winning, golden blonde, malty tripel various classic flavours come together in harmony and lift this beer to great heights. Refreshingly dry to lightly sweet with subtle hints of coriander, the scent of yellow fruit and a refined hoppy bitterness as suitable for a real tripel.
Zeezuiper is the flavour translation of brewing with a mission, whose name refers to the nature area which supplied our birthplace Bergen op Zoom of drinking water in the middle ages. An elegant and nobel classic.
Saison Dupont is a world classic beer and the yardstick for one of Belgium’s most important beer styles. It is the most admired AND imitated Saison in the world. A strong, vital yeast is key to full attenuation and thus to the style. Saison Dupont is straw colored with a dense creamy head. The nose is alive, like fresh raised bread, estery with citrus and spice notes. Full-bodied and malty, it sparkles on the palate and finishes with a zesty hop and citrus attack. Incredibly compatible with food!
NOTE: The ABV-value of this beer varies, in the United States 6.9% is used.
The Orval’s brewery produces only one beer to sell, a beer with a high fermentation that continues in the bottle. It is 6.2% ABV. This beer is brewed exclusively from spring water, barley malt, hop cones, candy sugar, and yeast. The aroma and the fine taste are due more to the hop cones and the yeast than to the malt that is used.
What’s special about Orval’s beer is that hops are added at two different stages of the production process. First, in the brewing room, a large quantity of very fine hops are added – this produces the famous bitter taste and is the reason why the beer keeps for a longer period of time. Later, in the storage cellars, hops are once again added. This is the so-called British “dry hopping,” which produces the delightful aroma that completely enraptures even the most carefully forewarned taster.
In the tasting room, Orval’s beer and cheese make a really good pair: the unique shape of the bottle and the glass, the design of the label, the coasters and other publicity materials – it’s all a legacy from the early 1930’s.
Mongozo Buckwheat White
Mongozo Buckwheat White is a worldwide innovation. This White Beer has an alcohol content of 4.8% by volume and is brewed with buckwheat, malt, rice, hops, yeast, orange peel and herbs, including coriander. Mongozo Buckwheat White has all the characteristics you would expect from a white beer: a fresh and fruity aroma with herby notes, a mild hop flavour and a smooth, rounded aftertaste that is slightly sour. Organic and fair trade.
Mongozo Premium Pilsener
Moeder Overste is a triple beer with 8% alcohol content. With its full, strong taste, it is possibly one of the best brews produced by Lefébvre. Flanders and the Netherlands have been able to appreciate this heavenly beer for the last 15 years.
Moeder Overste has a golden hue and is perfumed with spices, wood and fruit flavours mixed with malt to produce a fine bitternes
It can be served cold at 5°C or with the chill taken off at 10°C, depending on one’s taste. Enjoy.
Leffe Blonde / Blond
In the fifties, an extraordinary meeting took place that all beer enthusiasts should raise their glass of Leffe to. The abbey’s Father Abbot Nys became acquainted with Albert Lootvoet, a master brewer. Passionate about the future of the brewery, Father Nys was upset to have to witness how, since the unpleasant stay of the French revolutionaries, the brewery had slowly fallen into decline and had eventually had to close its doors in 1809. Such a magnificent place could not be forgotten, he believed, and he vowed to bring the Leffe beer back. Father Nys and the brewer set about the challenge with vigour…and succeeded. Shortly after, the Leffe brewery was back in full effect. After Leffe Brown, a beer that shone brighter than the sun saw the light of day; they named it Leffe Blond – a beautiful chapter for Leffe indeed.
Leffe Blond is the flagship of Leffe. The unique recipe is the fruit of centuries of experience in the art of brewing, which brings a broad palette of aromas into balance. It is elegant, smooth and fruity, and it has a spicy aftertaste with a hint of bitter orange. Its light, sunny colour is due to the use of pale malt. Leffe Blond contains 6.6 % alcohol and fits excellently with a wide variety of dishes. It is best at a temperature of 5° to 6° Celsius. A thirst-quenching aperitif, for those relaxing moments with friends and family.
La Trappe Dubbel
A dark-brown Trappist ale with an ivory-coloured head. A fruity aroma with warm tones of vanilla, caramel and roasted chocolate. A classic Trappist ale with a full malty, caramel-sweet taste and the subtle, sweet influence of dates, honey and dried fruits. The aftertaste is sweet and slightly bitter.
La Trappe Tripel
La Trappe Quadrupel
A characteristically Trappist ale with a warm amber colour and a cream-coloured head. The aroma is associated with clover and nuts, balanced by the sweet aromas of vanilla, raisins and banana. La Trappe Quadrupel is the heaviest of all the La Trappe Trappist ales and it is also the source for the name of this style. A full, heart-warming and intense taste. Malty with sweet tones of dates and caramel. The aftertaste is smooth and slightly bitter.
Sipping a Liefmans Fruitesse on the rocks is like taking a city break in Berlin, soaking up the atmosphere in Milan or discovering culture in New York. Take your time to enjoy it in a friendly bar, or chilling out with your friends.
This sparkling appetiser beer, with its pale red colour, is at its very best in the stylish, playful Liefmans glass. Enjoy the fresh, intense flavour of strawberries, raspberries, black cherries, elderberries and blueberries.
Bubbling, sparkling and brim-full of fruity flavours, what more could you want for the final touch to a night out? And for a refreshing change, why not try it served on the rocks…
Kasteel Donker is a member of the Belgian quadrupel family. These are strong dark brown beers where the roasted malt predominates. The very first beer of the Kasteel range is a full-mouthed beer with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. The sweet initial taste makes this beer surprisingly complex but very accessible.
Kasteel Rouge is a unique blend of Kasteel Donker and macerated cherries. The ruby red colour, the rich foamy head and the sweet attack result in a specialty beer with a balanced taste and subtle hints of cherries. This fruity beer is easily digestible for quite a strong beer and makes a great aperitif on a sunny terrace. Are you ready for la vie en Rouge?
In 1842, at our brewery in Plzeň, brewer Josef Groll introduced the world to the first golden ‘pilsner’ lager, and changed beer forever. His invention soon became the most popular style of beer on the planet.
We’ve brewed Pilsner Urquell in the same brewery using the same recipe for over 175 years. Today, we still insist on using traditional methods, like triple decoction and parallel brewing in wooden lagering barrels. It takes longer but means we never compromise on our taste.
Pilsner Urquell’s signature flavour balances sweetness from the triple-decocted malt, and bitterness from our Saaz hops. The thick head of dense wet foam adds smoothness and seals in flavour and aroma.
In every sip of Pilsner Urquell you’ll notice a refreshing crispness from natural carbonation, then subtle caramel tones and a clean finish with a pleasing hoppy bitterness.
The very first beer brewed by Brouwerij ‘t IJ, back in 1985. It is a ‘tripel’, the category reserved for the stronger, blonde beers in Belgian tradition. Zatte more than lives up to expectations in this respect. It is a full-bodied, golden beer with a scent of fresh fruit mingled here and there with a hint of grain. The flavour is slightly sweet, ending with a fine, dry aftertaste. A delicious beer that can be enjoyed in all seasons.
Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head. Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo. Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.
Deze ‘Golden Ale’ heeft een stevige witte schuimkraag die uitnodigt om de geur van groene hop, gist en lichte fruittoetsen te ontdekken. Na een volle en verfrissende kruidige smaak verandert het pallet naar lichte citrus, sinaasappel en pompelmoes, ondersteund door de hop. De honingzachte afdronk laat een licht kruidige komijnsmaak uitlopen op een volle hopsmaak.
This golden ale has a dense white head that invites you to lean in and discover the fragrance of green aromatic hops, yeast and mild fruity notes. A full and refreshing palate shifts to mild citrus, orange and grapefruit, in combination with the hops. The sweet honeyed finish combines a slightly spicy flavor of cumin, ending with a nice kick of hops.
Gulden Draak Classic
The authentic, dark red tripel.
Such an impressive symbol that has been around for more than 6 centuries requires an equally impressive beer. Like the dragon at the top of the city, Gulden Draak has been one of the world’s best beers for years. It is a dark tripel, which in itself makes it an exceptional beer, but the complex taste with notes of caramel, roasted malt and coffee makes it unique.
For the secondary fermentation use is made of a wine yeast that determines the unparalleled taste and that ensures the long-term taste evolution (= living beer). The older the beer gets, the more aroma it gets and the fuller the taste and color become.
Oude Geuze Boon
Oude Geuze Boon is a monument of taste with an alcohol content of 7%. It’s a magnificent blend of 90% mild 18 month-old lambic, 5% strong 3 year-old beer and 5% very young lambic, which provides fermentable sugars and wild yeasts. All our beers are aged in oak casks, mixed in a vessel of 25,000 litres and chilled. Before bottling, we bring the mix to fermentation temperature. The bottles are then placed in an air-conditioned room, which leads to a secondary fermentation in the bottle. This is when the lambic becomes gueuze. After several months of aging in the bottle, the gueuze develops its delicate flavour. Want to know the bottling date? Simply subtract 20 years from the “best before” date!
Taste carefully and you will uncover a fruity grapefruit and ginger flavour with a hint of Muscat grapes. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the wholehearted body and the sublime finish – an explosion of Germanic and Romance cultures.
Blanche de Namur
“Cloudy, smooth and mellow, the Blanche de Namur is a very high-quality wheatbeer. From the first sip, you will feel all its roundness and its delicacy that make it an outstanding wheatbeer.
Its qualities and the brewery’s know-how earned it the honour of being named the best wheatbeer in the world (2009).”
Appearance : Blond, cloudy and milky colour (colloidal turbidity when cold): the cloudiness is created when the beer is cold but can disappear when the beer warms up or is kept in the cold for too long a time.
Aroma : Fine fruity, revealing the spices used: coriander and bitter orange.
Taste : Mellow beer, thirst-quenching but smooth, slightly acid flavour, powdery consistency on the tongue, not bitter.
Remark : Best when drunk between 2° and 4°C.
Packaging : 25 cl, 33cl, 75 cl, 1.5 l, keg
Game, red meats, highly-seasoned white meats.
Vedett Extra Pilsner (Extra Blond)
Vedett Extra Pilsner was formerly known as Vedett Extra Blond.
If blonds really do have more fun, imagine what they’d say about Vedett Extra Blond?! After all, who can resist her seductive straw colour and pearly-white head?
Her smooth, malty character with subtly balanced hops? Or her lingering fruitiness with subtle notes of vanilla?
Whatever your weakness, this premium pilsner offers full-bodied, thirst-quenching refreshment from start to finish. With a slightly bitter aftertaste to keep you on your toes.
Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA
The inventors of India Pale Ale may have originally added extra hops to help it survive the long voyage to India. But we just do it for the taste!
Every drop as thirst-quenching as the last, Vedett IPA offers an explosion of flavoursome bitterness that increases with intensity towards the finish, tempered by an unparalleled velvety smoothness resulting in a very accessible taste.
Fresh, fruity and floral notes give way to touches of caramel sweetness, while its superb, lingering aftertaste continues to tantalise the tastebuds long after. Here’s to a great-tasting, refreshing beer!
Duvel is a natural beer with a subtle bitterness, a refined flavour and a distinctive hop character. The unique brewing process, which takes about 90 days, guarantees a pure character, delicate effervescence and a pleasant sweet taste of alcohol.
Apart from pure spring water, which is the main ingredient of beer, barley is the most important raw material. Barley must germinate for five days in the malt house, after which malt remains. The colour of the malt and as a consequence also of the beer is determined by the temperature. Duvel obtains its typical bitterness by adding various varieties of aromatic Slovenian and Czech hops. We use only exclusive hops that are renowned for their constant, outstanding quality.
Duvel ferments for the first time in tanks at 20 to 26°C. The brewer uses his own culture for this. The original yeast strain, which Victor Moortgat himself selected in the 1920’s, originates from Scotland. After maturing in storage tanks in which the beer is cooled down to -2°C, the drink is ready for bottling. Thanks to the addition of extra sugars and yeast, the beer ferments again in the bottle. This occurs in warm cellars (24°C) and takes two weeks. Then the beer is moved to cold cellars, where it continues to mature and stabilise for a further six weeks. This extra long maturation period is unique and contributes to the refined flavour and pure taste of Duvel.
Trappistes Rochefort 8
Originally called “Spécial,” Rochefort 8 dates to the mid-1950s. The name comes from the original gravity in “Belgian degrees.”
Deep brown color; the flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs.
ABV 9.2 IBU 22
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Dominant impressions of latte coffee with powerful chocolate aromas in the nose. The alcohol esters are enveloped with hints of autumn wood, citrus zest (orange, lemon) and freshly baked biscuits. The initial taste is sweetly sinful. Beer and chocolate trapped into one single glass, a liquid milky draught with a backbone of bitter malt. The alcohol warms the throat and, in the finish, you will pick up traces of cloves, citrus, orange and mocha.
The heaviest of the Rochefort beers, the 10 is a quadrupel style beer and can be recognized by its blue label.
Zundert Trappist is een kastanjekleurig bovengistend bier met nagisting op fles. Het bevat 8% alcohol. We hebben gekozen voor een bier dat we ‘een beetje weerbarstig’ noemen. Dat wil zeggen, Zundert Trappist is een bier dat je de tijd moet geven om daadwerkelijk te doorgronden.
Ons trappistenbier heeft een veelbelovende geur met een zweem van kruiden en specerijen. In de aanzet is Zundert Trappist bloemig en iets zoet. Geef het bier wat tijd en het karakter evolueert van licht karamel naar een mooie en droge hopbitterheid. In de lange afdronk vloeien de bitters samen met een aangename kruidigheid op de achtergrond.
Gouden Carolus Classic
Gouden Carolus Classic, the ‘Grand Imperial Beer’ from Mechelen, is brewed with dark, very balanced dosed caramel and aromatic malts. This unique beer combines the warmth of wine and the freshness of beer. This makes it very suitable in combination with culinary specialties such as stews, pâtés, ripened or strong cheeses.
Elected Worlds’ Best Dark Beer (World Beer Awards 2012).
Chimay Première (Red)
First sold in 75 cl (25.4 fl.oz.) bottles, it is noted for its copper color and as the first beer brewed by the monks of Chimay in 1862.
Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a light, fruity apricot aroma produced by the fermentation. The taste perceived in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruity nuances noticed in the fragrance.
Its taste, which imparts a silky sensation to the tongue, is made refreshing by a light touch of bitterness. To the palate, the taster perceives a pleasant astringency which complements the flavor qualities of this beer very harmoniously.
This top-fermented Trappist beer, re fermented in the bottle, is not pasteurized.
Deep blonde in colour, Barbãr’s creamy head gives off a powerful aroma, unobtrusively scented with honey and accompanied by a bouquet of floral, spicy and citrus notes. The use of soft wheat gives a rounded attack, without heaviness. The sugar provided by the honey during the wort boiling undergoes fermentation and is converted into alcohol. Consequently, this is a soft but not sweet beer, with a touch of acidity which gives it freshness. The finish is full of finesse and without a bitter aftertaste. An original and distinctive beer whose distant origins go back to the “cervoise” brewed by our ancestors who called it “Warrior’s rest”.
In Napoleon’s time Pauwel Kwak was a brewer and the owner of the ‘De Hoorn’ inn in Dendermonde. Mail coaches stopped there every day. But at that time coachmen were not allowed to leave their coach and horses in order to have their thirst quenched along with their passengers. As a result, the inventive innkeeper had a special Kwak glass blown that could be hung on the coach. In this way the coachman had his Kwak beer safely at hand.
Kwak is recognisable by its deep bright amber colour and a dense, creamy coloured head. The pale wood of the glass holder makes a pleasant contrast with the beer.
You will smell a mellow, fruity and malty aroma with a slightly spicy character (coriander, hops). Additional earthy and very subtle aromas of banana and perhaps also a whiff of pineapple or mango in the background.
Discover a very mellow, fruity attack, a nougat-like solidity, and a slightly spicy character with hints of liquorice passing into a warm finish that reminds you of caramelised banana. The bitterness always remains in the background but in the end emerges delicately.
Tripel Karmeliet is still brewed to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 originating in the former Carmelite monastery in Dendermonde. Written over 300 years ago, this recipe describes the use of three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley.
The name Tripel karmeliet thus refers both to its origin and its in-bottle refermentation. From many trial brews of multigrain tripels carried out at our brewery in the 90s, it appears that the particular historic combination of the 3 kinds of grain still remains the ideal blend.
Press the button, go ahead. What are you waiting for? Your mama’s not coming this time. Don’t slow down. Hammer it.
Start with huge grapefruit aroma. Pile on more bitterness than the human palate (or nipple) can detect, ride the anarchy and caramel craziness and let the devastatingly bitter finish drill straight through your taste buds.
Put a bullet in the head of mediocrity, raise hell and revel in bitter craft awesomeness. This beer is the end of the line. The hopped-up, puckered mouthed extreme of craft brewing. This beer is bitter. Very bitter. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Malt: Extra Pale
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, Columbus, Simcoe
An American IPA with a bitter edge that will push your citrus tolerance to the brink and back; Elvis Juice is loaded with tart pithy grapefruit peel. This IPA has a caramel malt base, supporting a full frontal citrus overload – grapefruit peel piled on top of intense us aroma hops. Waves of crashing pine, orange and grapefruit round out this citrus infused IPA.
Malts: Cara, Extra Pale
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe
The allusion to pink elephants and the choice of names is not due to chance. With a particular character, the unique taste results from triple fermentation and the use of three different yeast strains. Sweet, biscuit malt backbone, supported by pleasant warmth and spice, finishes well rounded, floral, and dry.
Kompaan 39 Bloedbroeder
Bloedbroeder 39 Imperial Stout with Port as additive.Crowned as best dutch beer of 2017, Gold medal in Mitra Beerchallenge 2017, Gold medal Barcelona Beer Challenge 2017. For this beer the brewers used 5 malts
and 3 hops. during the boil the brewers added raw ruby port. The taste goes from
Hops, to Chocolate, Roasted Malts, Smokeyness and Port. For this beer the correct
state of mind is necessary. Unfiltered & unpasterized