Hop Ruiter (Hop Rider) has a full, almost rustic malt body, and pairs Belgian yeast-driven flavors with American assertive hoppiness. It is dry hopped, with two noble varieties which add complexity, delicacy and a bit of funk. Orange with golden hue, frothy head, bit murky, gentle carbonation. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy, with pineapple, pine, lemon. Faintest hint of carrot juice. Reminds of ipa, but it’s not that harsh. Taste starts fruity again, with notes of exotic fruit. Develops a fruity, doughy bitterness, with a distinct boozy sensation. Really a great example of the style, worth seeking out.
De Bie Vélo’ is a blonde triple. “The beer has a special flavour”, says beer expert Robbie Defraeye. “There is a good sweet-bitter balance. The beer tastes fruity and has a malty aftertaste. The spicy notes of star anise, coriander and sage are the finishing touch. Both men and women will love this beer. It is a very tasty and hearty alcohol in percentage terms, but still has good drinkability. «
The Bie Vélo is a wonderful beau for all the cycling fans & Co. Brewed for those for whom quality makes sense and consider themselves true supporters hence. From start to finish this triple does not diminish. And with the taste of victory abound healthy enjoyment of amber-coloured blond is sound. A true elixir of the gods that belongs with all supporters’ squads.
Slurfke needs no explanation to anyone who watches television in Flanders. If you keep up with the popular soap called ‘Thuis’ (‘Home’), broadcast daily on Flemish television, you will know all about the adventures of its main character, Eddy Van Noteghem. One fine day, Eddy, who is known for his love of beer, unearths a beer recipe compiled by his late Dad. He invites his group of friends to start home brewing.. The Slurfke is born. The hobby brewers gain first-hand experience of the brewing trade and soon find out it involves far more than they had thought. The Slurfke is a success; the friends purchase a brewery and set up their own business. However, the story does not end well. The friends argue and their joint endeavour is no more. This fictitious beer has now become a reality. Numerous ‘Thuisfans’, as fans of the soap are called, wanted to know where they could taste this beer. This inspired Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck to start brewing it based on the original recipe from the television series. The name ‘Slurfke’ means little trunk. It is a robust craft beer of the ‘dubbel’ type, dark in colour and perfect as a degustation beer. The addition of roast malts not only provides the dark colour, but also the aromas and tastes of caramel and coffee. The proprietary yeast accounts for fruity aromas of banana and vanilla.
Unfiltered, top-fermented beer with sour cherry juice, brewed with one variety of malt and wheat, and two breeds of hops. With a finishing touch of spices including coriander and orange peel. It is a sweet fruit beer with a lemony sour touch that doesn’t renouncing the true beer flavour.
The smoky roasted coffee notes, with aromas of sweet, spicy and bitterness are a well complement for the hearty meals such as steaks, rabbit, fish like halibut but also a good companion for sweet food, desserts such as brownies and dark chocolate, toffee etc. Old cheese like Emmental, Cheddar together with this black beer is a revelation of tastes and impressions.
Hazy, golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Moderately yeasty, fruit-accented aroma of citrus and lemon-peel with a mildly wheat-malty touch, spices and flowery notes. Sweet and slightly sour flavour, medium to light bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Solid malty and wheaty base with yeasty and spicy notes, fruity accents of citrus and peels; sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish, moderately spicy with flowery notes.
Rather a sweet Belgian ale.
Hazy yellow color, with a large, creamy, white head. Nice flavor, some good funk tones, sweaty socks, light sweetness, light dry dough, fine hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy, light lemon citrus, subtle dough and sweaty funk. It feels like a succesfull relation between a German wheatbeer and a belgian blonde. Nice and special.