Beer sellers: Beers of Europe
ABV: 6.5% Origin: Berkel-Enschot, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Website: www.latrappe.nl
Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubbel
The only official Trappist brewery outside Belgium is operated by the secular Bavaria brewery in partnership with the brothers of the Abdij Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven near Tilburg — for more background see the review of […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2008.
ABV: 11% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl
Molen de Arkduif, where Brouwerij de Molen is based. Photo: PH Louw, from Wikimedia Commons.
Available from a huge claret cask at the Great British Beer Festival, this limited edition imperial porter is from one […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.
ABV: 5.3% Origin: Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands Website: www.grolsch.nl
Grolsch Premium Weizen
They may have been bought up SAB-Miller but Grolsch are certainly keeping up the quality with this relatively new Bavarian-style wheat beer, which raised eyebrows by beating several German producers in blind […]
Great British Beer Festival 2010
ABV: 3.5% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl
Revelation Cat Whole Milk Mild
This is a beer deserving of the description ‘eclectic’: a cross between two traditional and somewhat neglected English beer styles, mild and milk stout, commissioned by an Italian and brewed by a Dutchman. The idea was […]
Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning
ABV: 6% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl
St Christoffel Christoffel Blond
Another of the Netherlands’ most outstanding beers, this is the flagship brew of St Christoffel, founded by Leo Brand, scion of the Brand […]
Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. Top Tastings 2008. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning
ABV: 7% Origin: Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.schansbier.nl
Van Vollenhoven poster
Van Vollenhoven’s Extra Stout is arguably one of the best beers currently produced in the Netherlands, and it’s also a piece of […]
A shortened version of this piece appears in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (May 2010).
ABV: 6.5% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl First brewed: 2005 Serving temperature: 8-10°C
Christoffel Bok reclame
Dutch autumn bokbier must be one of the most underpublicized beer styles outside its home country: world […]
ABV: 10% Origin: Arcen, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.hertogjan.nl
Hertog Jan Grand Prestige
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die
A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.
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Top tastings 2009
ABV: 8.1% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl
De Molen Bloed, Zweet en Tranen
Menno Olivier’s De Molen (“the mill”) brewery is in a 17th century windmill called De Ardkuif beside the Oude Rijn river bang in the middle of the Groene Hart, the rural “green heart” within the urban […]
Originally published in BEER February 2006.
To read about more beers stocked by Morrisons, see previous post.
ABV 7 per cent Origin Arcen, Limburg, the Netherlands Buy from Morrisons Website www.hertogjan.nl
Hertog Jan Dubbel
The Arcense Stoombierbrouwerij (Arcen steam brewery) in hilly Limburg dates back to 1915. Relaunched with a management buyout in 1981, […]