Despite Simplex being an ale, it has all the characteristics of an old-styled pils. It is a blond, unfiltered, unpasteurized, hoppy and bitter beer that remains low in alcohol. Resulting in a straw blonde, highly drinkable beer with plenty of flavor and character.
Pours clear golden with a medium, staying creamy white head. Aroma has mild yeast, crisp malts, grassy hops. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has crisp malts, very soft esters, grassy, piney bitterness. Lingering bitterness, full feel at the end. Wonderful.
De Ranke Simplex 4.5°
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The hop selected for this Leffe Royale is the hops Ella, original hops from the Derwent Valley in Tasmania. This hops delivers woody, fruity notes of oak, black tea, passion fruit and blackcurrant. Hopping raw.
Probably the most complex Leffe Royale so far. Definitely not a main-stream beer, but high quality. Ella hops is known for it’s complex flavor that doesn’t showcase one or two main flavors and so does this beer. The hop flavor is well embedded in the overall beer aroma.
It is of course advisable to taste the Leffe Royale Ella in its chalice glass. We will appreciate it as an aperitif of course, but also at the table with your summer barbecues for example.
From de Struise Brouwers brewery, this quadruple beer has been aged for 3 years in red wine barrels from Chateau Margaux!
It is dark brown in color with a beige foam. According Struise an aroma and bouquet of red wine – fruity red wine, with a taste of berries and black cherries. Caramel malt with light smoke and chocolate flavors. Fruity elements of red fruits from the aging in barrels of Chateau Margaux, these flavors adding light vanilla and wood tannins. The finish is soft smoky, fruity and slight hoppy.
« A true seasonal beer, as refreshing as it should be! Taste it in the summer, sitting at a terrace table … » Originally, season beer was a beer brewed before the summer and intended for summer-season farmhands. It had low alcohol content and a marked bitterness that made it really refreshing.
The brewery wanted to offer a truly seasonal Season with production limited in time.
As Laurent Agache’s parents had created a cottage-type aperitif based on fresh elder tree flowers, greatly appreciated for family festivities, the brewers have tried to use that flower for producing our Season.
The elder flower, combined with the Sterling hop, was wonderful right from the first tests: the bitterness of the hops underlined by the flower brought a new and really nice freshness.
The following year, shortly after the flowering of the elder tree, the Saison Cazeau was launched on the market.
Character by Leffe: a unique beer that has matured for four weeks on wood chips macerated in a Scotch whiskey.
To brew Character by Leffe, the master brewers have elaborated an unprecedented recipe. They started from the observation that the flavors of vanilla and clove brought by Leffe’s yeast combine perfectly with the woody aromas. To create this alliance, they plunged oak wood chips into Scotch whiskey, dried them. And finally deposited them in a vat of ale for maturation. After numerous experiments, master brewers discovered that four weeks was the ideal time needed for wood chips to diffuse their flavors in beer. This sophisticated brewing process is one of the reasons why Character by Leffe is so unique and offered in limited edition.
Tripick 8° is a blond beer with 8% alcohol. The subtle character of this beer is reflected in the hopping, with a present but skilfully controlled bitterness displaying 35 EBU. The aromas in the mouth are accentuated by the use of noble hops with spicy notes. And…
Tripick is an Ardennes beer which exists for just eight months. However, it was already capable to put itself on the map as winner of the World Beer Award 2017 in the categories Lager and Strong. It’s a true honor for the proud inventors who see their craftmanship rewarded with the most beautiful beer prize in the world.