The Val-Dieu Blond is a fresh and light beer, moderately alcoholized, and a strong friendly character. It is perfect for aperitif or as digestive. It can also accompany a good meal. It does not dry the mouth and develops progressively a pleasant and bitter character. Chilled, it will be more pleasant to drink. It will keep a light white foam coat throughout the tasting.
Seef beer is an historical Belgian cloudy blond beer from Antwerp. It dates back to the 17th century (and is probably even older), making it one of the oldest existing beers of Belgium.It was the most popular beer of the Antwerp region, so popular that a part of Antwerp was even named after the beer. (Seefhoek) With the disappearance of the smaller craft breweries (due to big industrial competition and WWI), the beer and the recipe were lost. After a search that took over 3 years, the recipe was recovered, and rebrewed using the original ingredients barley, wheat, oats and buckwheat, Belgian Hops and historic yeast. The Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie was formed to relaunch this legendary beer.
Since its relaunch, Seefbier, with it’s accessible yet distinctive taste and aroma, has won the harts of many beer lovers, and has become one of the most rewarded Belgian Beers of the last years, with 7 times the title of ‘World’s Best’ or Gold on different international beer competitions, including World Beer Cup, World Beer Awards (3X in a row), Brussels Beer Challenge and Global Craft Beer Awards. The beer is recognized as official beer of the city of Antwerp, and as historical regional product (streekproduct). Brewed in the center of the city by the Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie.
Brewery Het Anker decided to brew an easy drinkable city beer for the Mechelenians, still peppy enough in order to enjoy it to the fullest. We brew a heroic beer called Maneblusser. It’s a blond beer with an alcohol percentage of 6.2% vol. in which you can taste a subtle citrus aroma and a fine finish. Maneblusser is brewed according to the traditional method of high fermentation with refermentation in the bottle.
The inspiration for this brew originates in the night of January 27th in the year 1687. The moon projected its reddish glow on Saint Rumbold’s tower, which was wrapped in a dense fog. “Fire, fire, the tower is on fire!” shouts the dreary voice of a drunken man. The alarm was sounded and people were making haste to help extinguish the so-called fire. Before the tower was reached, the moon slowly moved through the fog. From that moment on, the Mechelenians are called the Maneblussers or “Moonextinguishers”.
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.
Kwaremont blond is just like the killer climb of the Oude Kwaremont in the Flemish Ardennes: fiery and packed with character.
This full malt beer delivers that jolt of liquid sugar you crave after pedalling your heart out.
What’s in it for you? A distinctive, thirst-quenching finish with a 6.6% ABV to match the steepest of inclines.
Brugse Zot is a goldenblond beer with a rich froth and a fruity flavouring. The beer is brewed with four different kinds of malt and two aromatic varieties of hop which give the beer its unique taste.
With an alcochol degrees proof of 6 % Vol it is a well balanced, easy drinking beer with character.
Brugse Zot is a natural beer born out of a selection of only the best ingredients. Thanks to the refermentation in the bottle, the beer has a longer natural life.
Hertog Jan Grand Prestige is our crown jewel; the pride of the Hertog Jan brewery. For this dark and heavy Hertog Jan beer the special Hertog Jan malt is used: a special mix of four kinds of malt. This gives a rich, full flavor in which sweet and bitter can be distinguished.
Hertog Jan Grand Prestige is one of the few beers that can be aged, the taste will become richer with the years. After two years of aging, the taste will start to change. After many years the taste will be similair to a Port wine.
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.
NB: The bottles currently in stores saying “Palm Retro” are also this entry. The beer is the same, it’s just the labels that are in retro style.
PALM Ale has long been one of Europe’s top-selling specialty beers. Made with English hops, French Barley, and Belgian yeast, PALM represents the best of European beer-making traditions. It’s the roasted Champagne Malt which gives PALM its amber color, but without being heavy. Also available bottle-conditioned as Palm Hergist.
Sold as Palm outside of Europe.