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.
Black It Up
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!
Barrel Aged Selection 2021 – Gouden Munt – Wild Turkey – Vat 1/1
Have You Ever Been Yellow
Liquid Travel – Munich
Pop Blend Cryo and and Talus Cryo Double Hopfen Weizen
After a visit to the great city of Munich, Tom was inspired by some of the hopfen weizens he had tasted. They were awesome, but he could not help but wonder how they would taste with hops that are more tropical, more juicy and more fruity? Only one way to find out!
This is a Big ‘Hopfen Weizen’ brewed with a special Bavarian weizen-yeast, a hefty malt bill with 60% wheat and the Cryo hops “Pop Blend” and “Talus”, who delivers massive tropical, stone fruit and citrus aromas.
Great for drinking in your favorite biergarten!
Liquid Desserts 21 – Coconut Iced Frappe With A Shot of Rum Stout
Supermassive Black IPA
Straight from the Pacific… This hazy double dry hopped Double IPA is loaded with Australian and New Zealand hops. Galaxy brings out big citrus, peach and passion fruit aromas and Vic Secret adds juicy pineapple. Nelson Sauvin, our New Zealand beauty, steps in with gooseberry and white wine flavors. Let’s play the didge and go down under, cheers mate!
*ONLY SURGEONS IN TRAINING BEHIND THIS POINT*
Welcome to the masterclass of Dr. Raptor. Some say he is totally out of control… and they are probably right. This is the playground of Dr. Raptor, and he makes up his own rules!
Q: What’s up with that scalpel?
A: It’s the favorite toy of this crazy vicious madman. But he does make one freakin’ bombastic beer.
Q: How does one drink such a beast?
A: He sips best fresh, but is no stranger to storing his crazy creating in a cool dark place.
Enjoy this 9.2% Imperial IPA the same way we enjoyed making it.
Blubberdikkejetser #5 Orange Chocolate
The Big Fat 5 Double IPA
Especially for the 5 year anniversary of the Beertemple in Amsterdam we were asked to create an awesome westcoast style IIPA. Our answer was the big fat double 5 IPA. With 5 hop varieties and some love the beer got a warm welcome!
However, the owner of the Beertemple was so impressed he decided to have the beer as his new house-beer! Eventually it became the house beer of the Beertemple, ‘t Arendsnest & Craft&Draft; all located in Amsterdam.
The Big Fat Double 5 was given the Gold medal in the Dutch beer challenge for best Imperial IPA of the Netherlands.
Jopen Non IPA is the first alcohol-free beer from Jopen. Due to the use of a special yeast, hardly any sugars are converted into alcohol during the brewing process. In addition, we have added a lot of hops, making this IPA tasteful and fruity. And of course that’s what you want with an IPA. To give the beer a real Haarlem flavor, we used three different grains. In the Middle Ages, every Haarlem beer had to be brewed with barley, wheat and oats. The result: a fruity, malty and slightly bitter beer.
The name refers to non-alcoholic and to the home of Jopenbier: the Jopenkerk Haarlem.
For our Skaterboy IPA we broke out an old VHS and rewatched Dogtown and the Z-Boys. And so we dreamt of gunghoing headfirst into empty L.A. pools, performing frontside flips with Tony Hawk, hanging at Jeff Ho’s shop and soaking up Santa Monica sunshine. The result? This youthful anarchic skateboard beer filled with a frightfully fruity hop named after the Greek god of beer. Good for a heavy grind that has your bros hootin’ at the skatepark.
Viva El Rye
Deze 100% rogge IPA is een klassieker bij Jopen.
Hazy, hoppy en door de Sorachi Ace een heel eigen
hopkarakter. Vol en romig met smaken van kokos,
geel fruit en cederhout. Eind 2021 won dit bier
goud bij de Brussels Beer Challenge. Dit bier wordt
door veel Jopenbrouwers gezien als het meest
onderscheidende bier van Jopen. Proef en oordeel
SIGNATURE EDITION #22.01
Whut? Cold Hawaii? That sounds like an island that is as made up as Atlantis. Nope, Cold Hawaii is located in the north of Denmark and is a true mecca for surfers. Since it always rains and is freezing cold in Denmark (right?), you can shine there all year round on your surfboard. So also in January. mahalo! Apologies: Mæhølø!
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 U.S. 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
Ceres – Tripel Kuyt
Kruidig, blond bier met een twist van jenever.
Te laat van huis vertrokken? Gelukkig heb je nog het Leidsch Kwartiertje.
Dit kruidige blonde bier, verrijkt met een scheut jenever, brengt hulde aan de traditie waarin vijftien minuten te laat nog steeds op tijd is.
Gebrouwen met Lamme Leidse Memes ter ere van het emeritaat van Rector Magnificus Carel Stoker.
Deze California Common – stoombier – is gebrouwen bij SpierBier in samenwerking met 23 andere brouwerijen. De opbrengst van deze collab gaat naar stichting TuTu.
Stichting TuTu, opgericht door Evert Muis, is speciaal bedoeld voor kinderen van een terminaal zieke ouder die blijvende herininneringen willen maken.
Drink dit bier en doneer voor de missie van een tutu-dragende papa!
F*ck the Christmas Tree Is on Fire!!! / F*ck de kerstboom staat in de fik!!!
Our 2014 Christmas Brew was rated best imperial/double stout in the Netherlands in 2015. Since then the beer became ridiculously popular and therefore still available! The beer is a whopping 10% Imperial oatmeal stout with a hint of Dutch coffee. This dutch coffee and our beer is brewed with oatmeal and infused with Orange peel and Jamaican coffee beans to give that specialty coffee flavor (Typical Dutch/haarlem called ‘’Kiss of fire’’ The name means F*ck the Christmas tree is on fire!
After all the Hop violence in the Hop Art series we came to the conclusion that Hop Art deserves its own place in our range of beers. Brewing is an art and the more art in your fridge the better it is.
65 IBU, 3 American hops giving Mango, Citrus, Passion fruit and a hint of Peach flavors and with its 5% it is a real all day IPA.
A sessionable thirstquencer. With the aroma and taste of citrus fruits – coming from the hops as well as the pleaseant bitterness. Art should inspire. Let Hop Art inspire you.
Did we set the bar high by calling her a Prima Donna? We sure did! but before you start judging her, get to know her a little better. Take her hand and walk for a little while trough the Italian landscape. Discover the italian Limoncello culture with some old belgian tradition in the mix.
This blonde is not a traditional blonde. narcissistic as she is, she demanded to be called Limoncello Blonde. But to be honest, the demanding ‘first lady’ has a point. She reeks and tastes of Lemon, but she is still classy as she should be.
At an easily drinkable 5.0% she’s not that punch in the face, if you don’t count the citrus-limoncello-whip.
Mind Your Step! Peat Smoke Edition
For this Mind Your Step, we donned a kilt and dove knee-deep into Scottish peat. Cuz what’s good for Scotch sippers is good for connoisseurs of fine beer. For inspiration we pilgrimaged to Islay; for courage we sipped Wee Beastie. Then we ritualistically smoked the druids out of our darkest most velvety stout. By god I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!
Cuvée du Owl Barleywine
Back by popular demand, our infamous barleywine with enough horsepower to propel a royal carriage and enough elegance to be sipped by bitcoin billionaires and dot.com kings. Aged in oak barrels like fine wine and even finer cognac, it’s a balmy aperitif for dark winter days. Don’t let the can fool you, our cuvee is a gentleman’s beer. So be gentlemanly.
Kasteel Nitro Quad
Kasteel Nitro Blond
Autodrop x Kraftbier presenteren Limited Edition Cadillac Candy IPA: Vroemmm!
De Autodrop Cadillacs gaan op zo’n hoge snelheid dat ze terechtkomen bij het speciaal bier!
Gelukkig is de IPA van KraftBier de beste bumper die je je kan wensen, want we presenteren vol trots de Autodrop x Kraftbier Limited Edition Cadillac Candy IPA.
De bier- en snoepwereld ontmoeten elkaar in een heerlijk fris KraftBier met de smaak en beleving van de Beroemde Bosvruchtrode Cadillacs van Autodrop.
Het meest prettig gestoorde biertje OOIT.
Zo lekker, ’t zou gebrouwen moeten worden!
This is a contraction of the names of the two breweries who thought of this beer: Sweetwater Brewing Company and Kaapse Brouwers. We got in touch with Sweewater via ours and their distributor ‘Van Bieren’ en thought is would be cool to think of a recipe together. It’s a Belgian IPA made in the New England IPA way which creates a lot of fruit flavours and hazynes.
This lazy “Sunday Sessions” IPA is so easy-going that it just sort of coasted off the conveyor without any prior announcement. Dry-hopped with a good dose of Citra and Chinook, this beer takes on notes of citrus, freshly mowed grass and a slightly spicy hint of fresh mint & sage. The LA-01 yeast gives the beer a very inviting malty profile. And the friendly alcohol percentage ensures that large volumes can be consumed without any adverse effects…
ExceptioNEL+ Black & Tan Extreme
This ExceptioNEL+ delivers strong IPA fruity hoppiness and combines it with dark, roasted and malty flavours of the added Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter. Now that’s what we call exceptional.
We’ve eisbocked our famous Mooie Nel and combined it with our Zwarte Ziel Imperial Smoked Porter Barrel Aged on Jim Beam & Early Times barrels. This is where two worlds meet: Black and Tan in a can!
Enter the Matrix
We know you’re out there. We can feel your thirst from here. This NEIPA is super smooth with tones of tropical fruits and even some red fruit notes coming from European hops.
Just like in the Matrix, this NEIPA is stuck between two worlds. It’s stronger than our Blurred Lines, but not as strong as a DIPA.
Bright Side of Light
Chilled To the Cone
For this ultra crisp IPA we teamed up with Yakima Chief to supply us with their fresh frozen hops, straight from the Pacific Northwest. The hops are harvested and immediately frozen, after which they are immediately
transported to the Netherlands. In this way it symbolizes 36 hours young fresh hops while honoring their rich agricultural roots. The flash freezing process helps retain the delicate nuances of un-kilned hops. Cheers to sharing this unique
experience with more brewers and beer drinkers everywhere!
Mooie Nel IPA / Northsea IPA
Jopen Northsea IPA is an IPA (India Pale Ale) or, in old Dutch, a ‘Duraebel Scheepsbier’. These beers
were extra strongly brewed and extra hopped so that they could be taken along on the long sea voyages to the Dutch East Indies (current-day Indonesia). Nowadays this type of beer is making a comeback because American brewers have breathed new life into this brewing style. This hoppy
amber beer is named after the lake between the towns of Spaarndam and Haarlem, the Mooie Nel (literally: Beautiful Nel). The beer has received an extra hop addition to the tank after fermentation to give it a clear hop character. Silver medal winner Brussels beer Challenge 2014.
Helping Hand Imperial Stout
Fundraiser for the hospitality sector (Horeca). This Imperial Stout is an open source recipe that is open for brewing for all brewers that want. When you buy this beer, you can state what bar/taproom/restaurant you want to support. The brewery will supply them with free beer that equals the amount that you bought. This Imperial Stout is a Oatmeal Stout style, ours is hopped with Columbus and HBC 431 for forest fruit aromas. This one is for your favourite bar! Cheers
GAME, SET & SMASH
Lupulo Adicto DDH IPA
What IF… we double dry-hop our favorite IPA?
We packed this DDH Lupulo Adicto with 4 different kind of hops: Centennial, Mosaic, Ahtanum and Nelson Sauvin. The combination of these hops give the beer a lot of fruity hop aroma! Since we kept the bitter on the low side this is an IPA everyone can enjoy.
Who says more is not better!?
Je Bennie Weiss!
Helemaal Leipa – Juicy NEIPA
Strange how paranoia can creep into reality. Everyone gets paranoid sometimes, right? A hippo will surely help. Dance with abandon, sing for everyone to hear. Share a hippo with your brother, and always bring another. Hippos travel together, right? Masterfully brewed in beautiful Melle, Belgium, at the Huyghe Family Brewery. Paranoia is a 5.6% ABV Hazy IPA brewed with love and heaps of hops! Citra, Mosaic, Cascade, Centennial, and Polaris Hops combine to create an ale with bright tropical fruit flavors and a satisfying hint of bitterness. The flavorful 40 IBU brew blends on your tastebuds in a curiously refreshing way. Find the hippo.
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 unfiltered & unpasteurised APA from the west coast of Norway. Brewed with Amarillo, Chinook and Citra Hops. Although the hops are the dominating flavour and aroma, the beer is easy drinking due to its light body from the pale malts and caramel malt. It offers a golden colour with 45 IBUs, grapefruit, tropical fruit and floral hoppy flavours & aromas.
Hazy Little Thing Session Edition/Little Thing IPA
Dit bockbier is gemaakt in samenwerking met Pronck. Het ontstaan van bo(c)kbier is afgeleid van de Germaanse god Donar of zijn Noorse evenknie Thor. Al rijdend door de hemel met zijn strijdwagen, getrokken door twee magische bokken veroorzaakt hij donder en bliksem in het gevecht met de reuzen. Bliksem maakt vuur, een link naar rauchbier is snel gemaakt. Proost!
Water, Tarwemout, Gerstemout (Rookmout, Pilsmout, Aromamout), Hopbloemen (Saaz), Gist.
Stamgasten (C)Raftbuilder is een stevig blond bier met een karakter van een fijne zomeravond en de kracht van een stevig gebouwd vlot. Die je telkens weer de fijne sfeer van de peurbakkentocht met de Stamgasten laat herbeleven.
De stamgasten Leiden is een vriendengroep die elk jaar zeer actief deelneemt aan de Peurbakkentocht in Leiden. Op vrijdag 24 juni 2022 varen De Stamgasten hun 25e Peurbak door Leiden.
25 keer een Peurbak vanaf de bodem met de hand opbouwen en daar ook zeer regelmatig de eerste prijs mee winnen, dan praat je over ambachtelijke Peurbakbouwers.
Ter ere van dit jubileum hebben De Stamgasten samen met Brouwerij Pronck een geweldig mooi bier gebrouwen. Uitgebracht onder de naam: (C)Raftbuilder.
BLAUW – Export Bier
Blauw is an ‘export beer’, a beertype of low fermentation that was popular in the 80’s
“Blauw” is brewed with natural basics: water, barley, hops and yiest. Without addition of any conservings, BLAUW has to be consumed as fresh as possible.
This beer has his own styled glass, however real BLAUW drinkers drink it in the bottle.
Deze dubbel is gemaakt in samenwerking met UzzeWuzze. De Glibber is een smaakvolle dubbel die zijn unieke karakter dankt aan de toevoeging van Javaanse lange peper. Verwacht tonen van chocola en (donker) fruit.
Glibber (oorspronkelijk ‘glipper’) is een bijnaam voor Leidenaren, welke in der loop der jaren een geuzennaam is geworden.
Water, Gerstemout, Bruine Kandijsuiker, Hop, Kandijsuiker, Gist en Javaanse lange peper.
This full bodied, hoppy red ale is named after the Greek Island Patmos, where Saint John (Patron Saint of the Brothers of Saint Johan) spent the last years of his life writing his book Revelations, the last book of the New Testament. One of the stained glass windows in our monastery in The Hague is dedicated to this book.
Hazy Pale Ale
Taste kumquats and mango in this fresh fruity tripel.
It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re looking for a beer with a bite we’ve got you. This heavy, heavenly scented brew is swimming with malt, hops, and a lush infusion of sun-ripe mango, kumquat, and a hint of deep crimson chili.
Cut through the water. Straight up the Amazon, weaving past red-bellied piranha, we searched for the freshest fearless fruit. A great escape at the water’s edge.
Conquer the blood orange and kiwi berry in this smooth fruity blond beer.
Crack open this easy-drinking brew and set your sights on smooth sailing. It is a malty embrace and a slight bitter surge that gives way to juicy kiwi berry, a blood orange twist, and the slightest hint of juniper. A strong hold. Fearless ships bull into port with a monster dose of vitamin C from tropical groves and sub-arctic Siberia. All hands on deck. Grab it before it’s gone.
Magners Berry (previously “Orchard Berry”) is created to the highest standards you would expect from Magners.
The finest selection of Blackcurrants, Strawberries and Raspberries are blended with our unique Pear Cider to deliver a distinctive character and the refreshing taste of Magners Irish Pear Cider with Berries.
Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. An anything-but-delicate blend of sharp hoppiness and fruity aroma, this beer is a life-changing backyard knife-fight for your palate. Once you’ve had a Raging Bitch, everything else pales in comparison. Fermented with a volcano-like Belgian yeast strain called “El Diablo,” Raging Bitch earned its polarizing name from the aggressively active nature of the yeast—unleashed, untamed, unbridled…and in heat. Enjoy its golden glow and white foaming head alongside bold flavors like spicy BBQ wings, blue cheese salads, or that bag of family-sized Cool Ranch Doritos you’re going to destroy later while binge-watching Netflix.
Op de steile hellingen van de Kilimanjaro is het traditie de ndizi ngombe te oogsten voor de lokale specialiteit bananenbier. Adri nam voor Neptunus de smaakbeleving van dit bier mee terug naar Nederland, waar vanzelfsprekend een eigen variant op ndizi in onze ketels tot bloei (en gisting) kwam. Vol heerlijke bananen, een eigen draai en veel liefde geeft een exotische twist aan een safari op de Nederlandse biermarkt. Fris, droog, licht bitter en voornamelijk bananig. Hakuna Matata.
Voorschotens Spicy Tripel
Een Tripel met een extra kick. Hou jij van een beetje pit dan kan jij je lol op met dit bier. Zoetig, spicy en kruidig komt allemaal terug in dit bier en maakt het geniet bier, maar ook een heerlijke begeleider van maaltijden.
Aan de tripel is een mix van gerookte pepers toegevoegd welke het bier een extra dimensie geven. De juist balans maakt dit bier een verrassende genieter.
Special version of the Worker. We Barrel Aged the Worker for nine months on Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrel which was used from 2016
to sweeten Macallan 1990 Whisky. The still present sweetness of the Sherry together with the soft Whisky gives the beer an extra kick and fruity dimension. The prickly sweet, overripe peaches, dates, stone fruit taste of the Worker fits perfectly. In addition, the rye is
still present and gives the beer a spicy floral taste.
Brother Adam Imperial Porter And Red Wine Barrel Aged
This Hybrid Craft Beer is made of 70% wort of our Imperial Porter, Drone² and 30% Red Wine 2017. The Red Wine of vineyard VieVinVjenne is made of Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, Rondo and Cabernet Cortis grapes and is aged for more than three years in oak barrels.
After first fermentation we did a second fermentation with Brett. The Hybrid is aged for nine months on the same red wine oak barrels.
This resulted in a dark reddish brownish hybrid beer with slighty roasted flavours, notes of chocolat and coffee with a smooth black fruity finish of the soft tasty red wine. The Brett makes it all a bit more funky and fruity.
Pure malt amber ale, brewed with 100% barley malt. Bastola is a dry beer with an intense taste and a slight bitterness, furthermore it has an aftertaste of caramel and hazelnut due to the use of special malts. Its head is thick, creamy and adherent. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, top-fermented and second fermentation in the bottle.
Pure malt ale with a fresh taste, pronouncedly bitter. Adelaide is characterized by an excellent drinkability, it is very scented with hints of citrus and fresh hay given by american hops:
its head is thick, creamy and adherent.
unfiltered, unpasteurized, top-fermented and second fermentation in the bottle.
Our Belgian style light blond Tripel, soft and powerful. Make with pure local yeast and bitter hops to create a soft aroma. Hits the spot.
Een stoere, krachtige lichtblonde tripel met 8,5% alc.,gemaakt uit pure zuivere lokale gerst met een fijn aroma en een zachte bitterheid door het gebruik van een mix van zachte aroma- en bitterhop.
The Maul the Merrier
This ‘Rugby Pale Ale’ was specially brewed for the lustrum of RC Diok Leiden. IF Craft Beer & the Stadsbrouwhuis have teamed up to brew a beer with ingredients exclusively from rugby countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
A light and refreshing Pale Ale with a mix of both grassy and fruity hop aromas!
Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) (2021)
The Chimay Blue Cap, baptized “Grande Reserve” in 750 ml bottles is a dark Trappist beer with a powerful aroma, the complex flavor of which improves across the years. It was first brewed as a Christmas beer by the monks of Scourmont Abbey in 1956.
This authentic Belgian beer, whose tinge of fresh yeast is associated with a light rosy flowery touch, is particularly pleasant. Its aroma, perceived as one enjoys it, only accents the delightful sensations revealed by the odor, all revealing a light but agreeable caramelized note.
It is ideally served at cellar temperature (10 to 12°C).
Surf the smooth freshness in this malty Belgian tripel.
Any captain worth her salt knows the message in the bottle is: Another round! Want the lowdown on high gravity? It’s what makes this ale so serious, so technical, so colossal.
We won’t steer you wrong. Fresh and malty, full of know-how. Get it now before it sets sail. Pour it portside. Aye, aye.
Bite in grapefruit and orange in this fresh and fruity white ale.
Out of the blue, you’ve got a new favorite brew that’s truly mouth-watering. You’ll sense the distinct aroma a mile away and get a fresh burst of flavor from the tangy orange bite and a touch of coriander. Making waves. Fending off fins in South African waters, ships move port to port, picking up citrus and spice to brew a hazy, lazy refreshing drink up north. Fragrant and fruity. Keep your wits about you!
Cheeky Chocolate Stout
What IF…we combine caramel, sea salt and chocolate in a rich and full stout?
We used real chocolate and caramel from the local patisserie Soetenso and 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. This liquid dessert won the silver medal in the Dutch Beer Challenge 2021!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries of Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 miles or so of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentoid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird.
IPA has loads of “C” Hops balanced on a bed of fine English Crystal, Caramel & Munich Malts. Designed to pair well with food and pretty much everything else!
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.
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.