They love experimenting at the City Brewery! With multiple, sometimes slightly eccentric test brews as a result! Beers that are normally brewed only once and available for a limited time only. But Lost in Spice, the fourth test brew, just seemed to hit the nail on the head. And because it quickly earned such a loyal following, the brewery decided to make it a permanent fixture alongside the Bolleke, Triple d’Anvers and Wild Jo.
How did it all begin? The Master Brewer, Sven was completely Lost in Spice when instead of hops, he loaded our hop gun with spices. At which point dry hopping made way for “dry spicing” with ginger and cardamom. In addition, orange peel, coriander and lemon were also added to the mash tun, resulting in a refreshing, pithy blond beer of 5.2% alcohol with fruity notes of citrus and a spicy aftertaste. Lost in Spice lets you taste the sun all year round!
This beer has been released by the fruit master Filip Sneppe and he is extremely proud of this brew! Filip Sneppe: “Bewed with fruit, home grown Belgian pears and a subtle hint of cinnamon this beer is a must try.” “Why pear, you may wonder?” Ask Hélène. Join the legacy. Pretty clear golden body with a white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, moderate yeasty, sweet yeast, bubble gum, pear, alcohol, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, bubble gum, sweet malt, sweet yeast, cake – cookie, pear, cinnamon. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.
The beer is named after Theodoor Cornet who, according to the census of 1686, was innkeeper, brewer and distiller of the « DE HOORN » inn in Steenhuffel. He was also a steward of the Count of Maldeghem-Steenhuffel, lord of Diepensteyn. At the count’s request, Theodoor brewed a stock beer. This exclusive beer was kept in oak barrels in the cellars of Diepensteyn Castle. This inspired the brewers and the wood master for the creation of CORNET.
CORNET is a strong blond Belgian beer that has a subtle, willful and sophisticated wood flavour with a note of vanilla and a « velvety » mouth feel that rivals that of an oak-matured wine.
The well rounded, oaked beer balances the fruitiness of the yeast and the sweet vanilla notes of the wood, leaving a warming feeling in the finish along with a smooth bitterness. Top-fermented beer with refermentation in the bottle.
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The brewer allow the beer to macerate with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. Geunes serves this wilful beer as part of his other unique range of beer varieties in his restaurant, ’t Zilte, at the Antwerp MAS museum. Pours gorgeously deep pink-red, juicy nose of raspberry and cranberry more than cherry. Taste like aroma with a sweet-sour balance that is out of this world! Medium body and carbonation. Words cannot describe how good this really is.Very, very good !!