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Théorème De L'Empereur 6.4% Ermitage | Blonde
€60,72
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

Brewed with green tea and jasmine, the result is a sweet and fragrant beer.

Tea beers are generally blond beers to which tea is added. The result is a soft and fragrant beer. Here the bitterness of the hops is still a little present.

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Beer Lanterne 5.5% Ermitage | Blonde
€60,96
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

American hops mosaic and cascade. It is fruity and dry.

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Beer Zinnebir 5.8% Senne | Blonde
€37,00 Regular price €46,32 Sale price
Belgique Bio Bouteille Bruxelles en stock

Zinnebir is a perfectly balanced Pale Ale, with a golden color slightly tending to amber. It develops fruity and hoppy aromas reminiscent of dried apricot and orange marmalade. They are supported by malted notes very slight biscuity, as well as by a beautiful bitterness.

When you pour Zinnebir into your beer glass, on top of the beautiful golden and orange colour lies a velvety white foam. The word balance is the key for this beer. The body of the beer is perfect, not too full or light. There is an equilibrium between the hops and malt. You have the flavours from de la Sennes' own yeast that are balanced out with the maltiness. Everything in the beer works well together. The profile is spicy, zesty, herbal and floral. The German and Slovenian noble hops give it the needed bitterness. In the mouth, you may even notice a bit of pineapple and honey. 

It is a perfect thirst-quenching beer!
 

The story of Zinnebir

Get ready to discover the story of Zinnebir as it is unlike any beer that came out of thirst or experimentation. 

Zinnebir is brewed by Bernard Leboucq and Yvan De Baets, two Brussels-based brewers and founders of de la Senne brewery. One was a homebrewer and another a social worker. The brewers first had a microbrewery in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, which then became too small for them to truly express themselves. Thus, they moved to Brussels and opened a brewery in 2010 in a converted bread factory. Both brewers had already long thought about creating an iconic beer for Brussels city. 

After planning, the brewers agreed to brew a beer for the annual Zinneke parade in 2002. The parade is a celebration of Brussels’ cosmopolitan spirit. This is how Zinnebir was born. The two beer brewers did not have their brewery back then, so the beer was brewed in a basement.

The beer name came after the Zinneke parade and also the Senne river that flows through Brussels. The Dutch part calls the river la Zenne but also Zenneke, which means little Zenne. Sometimes even the people of Brussels are called Zinnekes. 

The brewers worked on perfecting the beer throughout the years to arrive at the flawless product that it is now. They changed the raw ingredients to achieve the perfect balance between hop, malt, spiciness and fruitiness. The brewers intended to make a beer that can be drunk a lot. Thus, the alcohol content is 5.8%. And of course, the beer is brewed in an artisanal way without any additives. 

We can now say that de la Senne brewery has accomplished its mission and Zinnebir is a beer of Brussels and the people of Brussels. The beer flavour reflects the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Brussels, but like all the ingredients, flavours and tastes of the Zinnebir, the different cultures and people of Brussels live together in a perfect balance. 

Not only has Zinnebir made its name as the beer of Brussels, but the beer and the brewery also acted as a role models for other brewers. The brewery had a huge influence on the craft beer movement in the city and many people followed their footsteps, which brought Brussels other amazing craft beer breweries like the Brussels Beer Project, No Science, Beerstorming and many others. 

Lastly, the beer is the flagship beer of the brewery and their best seller. The locals can also ask for Zinnebir in any beer bar they visit. We can confirm the Zinnebir popularity, as some of our clients even order a whole beer box of Zinnebir regularly. No one can get enough of that beer! 

What else is there to know about Zinnebir?

  • Where is Zinnebir beer brewed? 

Though the brewing process started in a basement, Zinnebir has now moved to de la Senne brewery, which is located in Brussels near the cultural space Tour & Taxis. 

  • What does the Zinnebir beer label mean?

The Zinnebir label illustrates the Brussels city skyline, the buildings and the Senne river flowing through the city with a big bright sun behind it all. The label uses warm and happy colours such as yellow and green. It gives you a feeling like Brussels is a calm, orderly city, though there can be some crazy traffic and full of vibrant events. Despite the messiness, it all still functions in harmony. 
 

zinnebir etiquette
Photo: Brasserie de la Senne
  • How to serve Zinnebir and which beer glass to use?

Zinnebir is best served in a tulip beer glass, which helps to release the exciting aromas that the beer has. The minimum serving temperature is 5 degrees celsius. 

  • What are the ingredients of Zinnebir?

The Zinnebir ingredients are water, hops, yeast, barley malt, and fermentable sugar.

  • What food goes well with Zinnebir?

Zinnebir beer goes very well with cheese platters or cheesy dishes. It is especially good with creamy cheeses like cottage cheese or goat cheese. The bitterness of the beer and the creaminess of the cheese make a perfect match. Zinnebir also goes well with seafood. 

  • What are the other beers by de la Senne brewery?

Some people argue that Zinnebir is not even the best beer in the brewery and favour the younger sister, Taras Boulba. The beer has a similar fruity and spicy taste, but more bitterness and it is an easy to drink beer with lower alcohol content. In the end, it is a question of personal taste. After all, without Zinnebir, there would not be a Taras Boulba. The brewers needed a change from Zinnebir and something lighter to drink.  

Besides Taras Boulba, the brewery also has other famous beers like the Jambe de Bois, Bruxellensis, Stouterik and Saison du Meyboom

 

zinnebir
Photo: Brasserie de la Senne
 

Thirsty for Zinnebir? Then don’t hesitate and add the beer to the cart. Or even get a full beer box like some of our clients do! You may also find Zinnebir in our beer subscription boxes and discover it next to many other delicious beers. 

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Beer Delta Ipa 6.5% Brussels Beer Project | IPA
€57,60
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles

Delta IPA is a Belgian IPA because the brewers use a saison yeast, a typically Belgian style of beer. It is not a usual IPA with a little bit of spiciness and thirst-quenching bitterness.

The Brussels Beer Project brewery was founded in 2013, and Delta IPA was their first beer, also created in 2013. This was back when IPA beers were not so known in Belgium. The brewery is very involved with the community, and also you can see Delta IPA reflects Brussels. Brussels is a multicultural city, so the taste of Delta IPA is reflecting different brewing cultures. 


When you first pour Delta IPA into your glass, you notice a golden body with a mix of honey and orange colours. You’ll see very few bubbles but a big white head. 


On the nose, it gives aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. But, it is not a surprise that hop aromas dominate over others. 
We find in the mouth notes of lychees and passion fruit brought by hops. You can also notice the flavours of oranges, limes, and bitter notes of hop. It has a fine aftertaste with a bitter finish. Despite the strong taste, it remains a good level of acidity. 

Want to know more about Delta IPA beer? See the most frequently asked questions and find your answers:

  • Where is the Brussels Beer Project brewery?

Brussels Beer Project, which brews Delta IPA beer, is located in the centre of Brussels. It is in an area called Dansaert that is close to the canal of Brussels. It is not far from the MIMA museum or the Saint Catherine church. Another well known Brussels brewery, the Surrealiste, is nearby. In their brewery, they also have a taproom and welcome anyone for beer degustation. 


Brussels Beer Project also has its bar, BBP Bailli, where they have thirty beers on tap, and you can have tasty pizzas next to the beer. The BBP Bailli is located in the Chatelain neighbourhood and close to the most known avenue of Brussels, Avenue Louise. The BBP Bailli is also one of the best beer bars in Brussels

 

  • What are the ingredients of Delta IPA beer?

The Delta IPA consists of barley malt, hops, and seasonal yeast. The malt is 100% Belgian. The hops used are Citra and Smaragd hops.

  • What other beers are similar to Delta IPA? 

Try also the Brussels Beer Projects dark IPA called Dark Sister. Otherwise, head to our IPA beer collection. There are plenty of choices!

  • What kind of food goes well next to Delta IPA beer?

If you are looking for beer and food pairing suggestions, then luckily, Delta IPA can go well with many dishes. It is good with pasta and pizzas, next to a barbecue or any vegetarian meal. Also, you can drink Delta IPA next to appetisers or light cheese platters. Even salads are good to pair with Delta IPA.

  • How to serve Delta IPA beer?

Delta IPA comes in a beer bottle but is also available in a can. Once you open the bottle or can, you should slowly pour it into your beer glass. The Brussels Beer Project brewery has its own beer glasses available. They come in three styles: Teku, Hazy or Conical. For Delta IPA, the Teku beer glass is best. The Teku beer glass, designed by an Italian, is perfect for beer tasting. The ideal temperature to serve Delta IPA is 8 degrees celsius. 

  • Does Delta IPA contain gluten?

Yes. If you are looking for a gluten-free beer, check the collection of brewery 28. They have many gluten-free beers available. 

  • How much bitterness is there in Delta IPA?

To measure bitterness, we use the International Bitterness Unit, the IBU. Delta IPA has an IBU of 45. For reference, most beers fall in a range between 15 to 80 IBU.

 

  • What are the other beers by the Brussels Beer Project? 

Since their first beer, Delta IPA, was so successful, Brussels Beer Project kept on creating amazing beers. You might also like Juice Junky, Grosse Bertha, Wunderlager or their alcohol-free beer, Pico Bello. 

 

delta IPA
Photo by Brussels Beer Project.
 
 
 

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Beer Taras Boulba 4.5% Senne | Session IPA
€40,00 Regular price €50,00 Sale price
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles en stock IPA

Taras Boulba is a light lager, generously hopped with the finest aromatic hops, giving it a very refreshing character and a fragrance reminiscent of citrus. The nose offers delicate aromas of spices, malt, hops and lemon. You can even smell slight notes of cookies, caramel and a bit of vanilla. Taras Boulba has a blonde colour with white foam. In the mouth, you can feel the bitterness present. You can also taste notes of caramel and lemon. It is a beer full of character but also thirst-quenching and refreshing. The finale of the beer is dry. 

Though Taras Boulba has now become many people's favourite beer, it had a rough start. First, Taras Boulba beer was created only for the brewers and their friends. The brewers claimed that they were only drinking their other famous beer, the Zinnebir, and they needed something lighter. Thus, Taras Boulba was born. After only drinking it by themselves, the brewers decided to start selling Taras Boulba locally. The problem was that the bitter beers had not yet made their name in Belgium. Only De Ranke brewery, whose niche is bitter beers, was in the market. The brewers had to fight hard and talk a lot with local beer bars and pubs to get their beer out. Finally, their beer has not only become popular locally but also internationally. 

Like Taras Boulba, all the beers of brewery de la Senne are brewed in a traditional way: unfiltered, unpasteurized and without additives.

Taras Boulba is also the favourite beer of Beercrush creator Florian. 

 

History and origin of the Taras Boulba beer name. 

 

The name Taras Boulba refers to a novel written by Nikolai Gogol. The novel is the story of Taras Boulba, who goes with his two sons to war against the Polish. One of the sons is in love with a Polish girl. The son helps the girl get some food during the war. Once Taras finds out about this, he kills his son. The brewers use this as a reference to the struggle between Flemings and Walloons in Belgium. 

 

Want to know more about Taras Boulba beer? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions answered:

 

  • What does the Taras Boulba beer label mean?

The Taras Boulba beer label is also related to the novel by Nikolai Gogol. On the label, you can see two men in front of a circus. A father and a son. The father is angry and holding a big barrel above his head, ready to throw it at his son while yelling "Smeirlap!". There is a comment on the label in the Brussels dialect. The comment states: "Behold, Taras Boulba is furiously angry. His son has married a Walloon!" The label is an interpretation of the novel, but with a Belgian twist reflecting the complicated relationship between Walloons and Flemings. 

taras boulba biere

  • Where is Taras Boulba beer brewed?

Brewery de la Senne is located in Brussels near Tour & Taxis between Laeken and Molenbeek neighbourhood. Tour & Taxis is an old industrial site made up mostly of warehouses that now has been turned into a cultural site. Brewery de la Senne has their brewing spot and a bar there. You are always welcome to degustate their beers.

  • What are the ingredients of Taras Boulba beer?

Taras Boulba is made of water, malted barley, noble hops, yeast and fermentable sugar. 

  • How to serve Taras Boulba beer?

It is best to use a tulip-shaped beer glass for serving Taras Boulba beer. The tulip-shaped glass is perfect for IPA beers or hoppy beers as it allows the drinker to swirl the beer around the glass and release the full aromas. The ideal serving temperature is 5 degrees celsius. 

  • What are other similar beers to Taras Boulba?

If you like hoppy beers, you should see our IPA beer collection. 

  • Is Taras Boulba gluten-free?

No, Taras Boulba is not gluten-free. You can find a large variety of gluten-free beers available from brasserie 28

  • What are some other beers brewed by la Senne brewery?

Some other famous craft beers by the Senne brewery are Zinnebir, Bruxellensis, Jambe de Bois, Stouterik and Saison du Meyboom, among many others.

taras boulba

Photo : brasserie de la Senne.

 

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Beer Belle-Fleur 6% Korenaar | IPA
€59,28
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille

Hoppy and thirst-quenching, with citrus and floral flavors. A bitter and aromatic beer for those looking for the rich aroma and taste of fresh hops.

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Beer Bicyclette 4.8% DrinkDrink | Blonde
€51,84
Belgique Bio Bouteille Bruxelles

La Bicyclette is quite light and brewed with American hops and rye.

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Beer Bmx Ipa 7.2% DrinkDrink | IPA
€55,20
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles

BMX IPA is brewed with Pacific gem, Citra and Chinook hops.

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Beer Urine 7% Borinage | IPA
€62,16
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut
L'Urine is a Double IPA with a clear, dark blond color. The nose clashes with a hoppy explosion.
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Beer Xx Bitter 6% Ranke | IPA
€50,00
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

The XX Bitter is the first beer of the brewery De Ranke and was the second most bitter beer in Belgium when it was released just after the Orval.

A beer cannot get hoppier than this! The Ranke XX-bitter used to be the most bitter beer in Belgium and is the most bitter beer in the brewery. It might not be for all tastes, especially for novice beer drinkers, but once you develop your palate, you can’t get enough of it!

The beer has an orange, honey-coloured body. The XX-bitter has a slightly cloudy appearance, rich in carbonation and has a fine head. 

On the nose, you will naturally smell very hoppy aromas. The flowery hoppy aromas are strong and very dominant. 

The beer flavour follows the hoppy profile, and the hop flavours are very powerful. You can also note some flowery flavours of citrus fruits and grass followed by strong bitterness. Though the alcohol level is low, the flavours are very rich and long-lasting. The bitterness is well balanced. 

 

The story of XX-bitter beer

The XX-bitter was already brewed back in 1994 when a home brewer and the manager of a beer tasting club decided to test a batch that uses a lot of hops. They decided to bring the beer to a festival in Kortrijk in 1996. Bitter beers were not yet popular, and many other brewers did not have faith in their new product because it was too bitter. Luckily De Ranke brewers could prove everyone wrong. 

The XX Bitter is now considered a bitter beer trendsetter in Belgium. That is because when the beer came out, the IPA beers were not yet trendy in Belgium. Thus, the brewers did not even think about creating an IPA style beer. Some beer drinkers refer to it as a golden ale and others as India Pale Ale. The brewers themselves say that although the beer fits into the IPA category, they would call it a bitter pale ale because that’s the style they had in mind when they created the beer. 

The brewers are very strict with their brewing methods and do everything traditionally. They use whole hops in their beers, and they never filter or pasteurise their beers. The brewers use direct fire and add hot water to achieve target mashing temperatures. 

The hops used for brewing XX-bitter are two varieties of European hops. The Brewers Gold and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hop are both grown in Belgium. The former is used for bittering and the latter for aroma. Moreover, fresh hop flowers are used during the brewing process so they can develop their bittering potential. 

The brewers also used to use Rodenbach yeast until a big company bought it and did not allow working with small breweries. Now the beer recipe uses Fermentis dry yeast instead. Their brewing methods allow them also to create a very dry beer. 

The XX-bitter has made its name by being a trendsetter and one of the bitterest beers in Belgium. It is now extremely popular and is also the flagship beer of the brewery. The beer is not only appreciated in Belgium but also outside. For example, you can find XX-bitter also in the neighbouring countries, the USA and even Japan. 

 

Read on to learn more about the XX-bitter beer. 

Where does the XX-bitter beer name come from?

One of De Ranke's brewers liked the names of English beers that were called Bitter. Nevertheless, these beers often did not taste bitter. So the brewer decided to call their beer Bitter, which actually is a bitter beer. 

How bitter is the XX-bitter?

The beer reaches an IBU of 65. Back then, one of the bitterest beers was Orval, with an IBU of 45. Generally, IPA beers fall between IBU of 40-70. Thus, we can see that the XX-bitter stays in the higher bitterness range. 

How to serve XX-bitter beer?

The best way to serve this bitter delight is using a tulip-shaped beer glass. Also, the minimum serving temperature is 6 degrees celsius. 

What are other similar beers and alternatives to XX-bitter?

If you enjoyed XX-bitter, try also the Delta IPA by Brussels Beer Project, Brussels Calling by de la Senne brewery or Troubadour Magma by Musketeers brewery. Don’t forget to check out our full collection of IPA beers to find good hoppy tastes. 

Which foods go well with XX-bitter beer?

XX-bitter beer is good to pair with fish, meat dishes and mature cheeses. It is also a good companion during a barbecue. You can also balance the bitterness by enjoying sweet desserts next to the beer. 

What are some other beers by De Ranke brewery?

If you like De Ranke brewery style, try out their Guldenberg, Franc Belge, Amer-Amer and XXX-bitter beer

 

Thirsty for a nice bitter IPA? Then add XX-bitter to the cart! You may also find the beer in one of our Belgian beer boxes, or the beer may arrive in our monthly beer subscription boxes. 

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Beer Brussels Calling 6.5% Senne | IPA
€56,88
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles
Brussels Calling is a very balanced "Belgian IPA". The bouquet is intensely exotic and floral. These flavors carry over into the taste, paired with a nice malt base. At the end, the fruity character merges with a long and dry bitterness.
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Beer Crime Passionnel 7.5% Korenaar | White IPA
€61,44
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille IPA

A wheaten IPA with a spicy/creamy aftertaste and lots of tropical fruit due to the hops used. Crime Passionnel is a real adventure for Weizen style lovers and IPA enthusiasts. A real wheat beer, made with 45% wheat malt and spicy German Sapphire hops.

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Beer Jambe De Bois 8% Senne | Triple
€52,80
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles

Jambe-de-Bois is balanced but generously hopped Triple. It is a powerful and full-bodied beer and most likely the bitterest Triple beer in Belgium. 

When you pour Jambe de Bois into your beer glass, you’ll notice a beautiful blonde colour beer with golden reflections filling the glass. It has a creamy, firm, white head. 

On the nose, the hops aromas dominate but are accompanied by orange, citrus, grass and banana. You will also notice the aromas of fermentation and another fruity aroma that resembles a pear. The floral, honeyed sweetness of malts and spicy notes appear as well. 

The beer flavours are unique. In the mouth, you will experience a balance of bitterness and fruitiness. A ripe banana taste can be noticed. Malt is another dominant taste. The strong alcohol content gives it roundness and the absence of residual sugars makes the finish hoppy and bitter. 

De la Senne brewery is known for its quality beers and has created some true gems. Jambe-de-Bois is a unique triple and should not be missed when degustating Belgian beers. 
 

 

Story of Jambe-de-Bois name

 

The Senne Brewery gives tribute to the Belgian revolution and more specifically a Belgian soldier Jean-Joseph Charlier with this beer. Jean-Joseph fought in Napoleon’s army and lost his leg. His new wooden leg did not stop him. Later, in 1830, Jean-Joseph was a cannoneer during the Belgian Revolution against the Netherlands. 

 

What else can we know about Jambe-de-Bois beer?

 

What’s on the Jambe-de-Bois beer label? 

The beer label is related to the story of the beer name and is dedicated to the Belgian revolution. The illustration shows someone with a wooden leg sitting on a cannon. That would be Jean-Joseph Charlier! The label also used to state “No Dutchman was hurt in the making of this beer,” while now it reads Belgian Revolution Triple. 

jambe de bois label
 
 
 
 

Where is Jambe-de-Bois brewed?

De la Senne brewery is located in Brussels in the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean area. 

 

How to serve Jambe-de-Bois beer?

 

The best serving temperature is 8 degrees celsius. It is best to use a tulip-shaped glass that can get the hoppy aromas out. Pour the beer slowly into a glass so it can form a nice foamy head. 

 

What are the ingredients of Jambe-de-Bois beer?

 

The beer contains barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast and water. 

 

How bitter is Jambe-de-Bois beer? 

 

It is quite a bitter triple with an IBU of 49. Triple beers' IBU range is usually between 20-45. 

 

Is Jambe-de-Bois gluten free?

 

No, it is not gluten-free. But we do have a gluten-free beer collection in our catalogue.

 

What are some other beers by de la Senne brewery?

 

De la Senne is one of the best craft beer breweries in Brussels and has many other great beers to offer. You should also try their Zinnebir, Taras Boulba, Bruxellensis, Saison du Meyboom and Stouterik

jambe de bois
Photo: Brasserie de la Senne

 

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Beer Saison De Bruxelles 6% Annexe | Saison
€57,12
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles

A slightly softer and less dry beer than other seasons. The Brussels Season is the first beer in a series of 5 seasons brewed by the Annexe.

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Beer Guldenberg 8% Ranke | Triple
€52,08
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Triple hopped, in the long tradition of bitter beers from De Ranke.

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Beer Tandem 3.8% DrinkDrink | White IPA
€52,80
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles IPA

Tandem is a white IPA brewed with rye and Pacific gem, Citra and Chinook hops. Hops and rye contribute to the dry finish of the beer.

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Beer Zenne Pils 4.9% Senne | Pils
€47,76
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles
Zenne Pils is a bottom-fermented, unfiltered and unpasteurized beer. It is also generously hopped with old German noble hop varieties.
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Beer Nordic Hopster 5% Beerstorming | Session IPA
€59,04
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles IPA
A beer brewed with a good amount of American hops with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Dry, hoppy and lively.
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Beer Double Trouble Citra 8.5% Surréaliste | IPA
€64,32
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles Surrealiste

Double Trouble Citra is an extremely easy-drinking beer with mind-blowing bitterness from Citra and Cryo Citra hops.

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Beer Amer-Amer 6% Ranke | IPA
€50,40
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Hainaut

Nice balance between flavors and aggressive bitterness thanks to the use of whole hops.

In the case of Amer-Amer, American hops are used, but these were grown in Belgium like all the hops used by De Ranke.

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Beer Paix Dieu 10% Caulier | Triple
€32,00
Belgique Blonde Bouteille en stock Hainaut

Strong blonde beer, very yeasty. We recommend it. It is a traditional triple beer that is smooth and full of character. 

Next time you look at the full moon, you’ll look at it differently. That is because Paix Dieu is brewed under the full moon every 28 days. The beer used to be brewed by the abbey of Paix Dieu, where the lunar calendar was very important. The brewery has kept this tradition to stay true to the abbey and the beer. 

Not only are the brewers following the lunar calendar tradition, but they are also using old-fashioned manufacturing methods. These methods are almost identical to the methods used by the abbey. Paix Dieu beer is also 100% natural and preserved from filtration or pasteurisation. 

The colour of Paix Dieu beer is golden and cloudy. The head of the beer is creamy, generous and consistent. The beer has a medium body and is low in carbonation. 

On the nose, you’ll notice complex aromas. It is a mix of fruity, spicy, vanilla, hops, malt, and yeast aromas.

On the palate, you’ll get hoppy and sweet flavours. Notes of fruits, coriander, spices and yeast are present. It develops a fine bitterness. 

Paix Dieu has become a very popular drink and one of the most popular beers in the brewery. It is not only a popular beer in Belgium but very popular among the neighbouring countries, especially France. In fact, 50% of the production goes to the neighbours.

 

Why is Paix Dieu beer special?

Besides being brewed under the full moon, Paix Dieu is also among one of the strongest Belgian beers. So just like the full moon effect, you might turn into a werewolf after drinking a few of these beers with a 10% alcohol level.

Moreover, because it is only brewed during the full moon, it limits its production. That only adds value to the beer. 

 

Where is Paix Dieu beer brewed?

Paix Dieu is brewed by brewery Caulier. It is their only beer brewed under the full moon. The brewery is located close to the French border, in Péruwelz, Belgium. 

 

What are the ingredients of Paix Dieu?

The ingredients are carefully selected from local producers. The recipes include hops, malt and sugar. The yeast used is grown by the Caulier brewery. The water used to make Paix Dieu beer is drawn from the brewery’s own well. 

 

How to serve Paix Dieu?

Paix Dieu beer has its designated beer glass. Just like the full moon, it is completely round. The beer glass is also cut at a certain angle so it can capture all the aromas of the beer. Moreover, it is handmade glass. That means that each one of the beer glasses is unique. You are lucky if you own one. 

Photo: Caulier Paix Dieu

 

Which food goes well next to Paix Dieu beer?

You can serve Paix Dieu beer next to hard cheese or a good steak. 

What are some similar beers to Paix Dieu?

If you like Paix Dieu, see the rest of the beers from our triple beer collection

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Beer Papegaei 8% Verstraete | Blonde
€53,52
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

Brewed with whole hop flowers, the cereals reveal their charms.

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Beer Pam'La 6.5% Beerstorming | Blonde
€59,04
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

Blonde beer with grapefruit.

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Energibajer 0% Mikkeller | IPA
€56,00
Blonde Bouteille Danemark Edition Limitée Sans Alcool
Enrgiebajer is one of the most appreciated alcool free beer in the Europe. It's not like most alcool free beer, you just don't realise there is no alcool in it.
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Beer Super Noah 4.9% Verzet | Blonde
€47,52
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

The bitterness is therefore more balanced and rather floral.

NoAH is the acronym for "No Amercan Hops", understand that the hops used are continental European hops and not American varieties.

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Beer La Parvis 6.8% Bieres de Quartier | Blonde
€56,88
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles
La Parvis is a Belgian blond beer brewed with chicory roots.
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Beer Saison Van De Bruwer 5.3% Senne | Saison
€58,32
Belgique Bio Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles

Very dry spelled season with the addition of brettanomyces yeast.

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Beer Gmgk 6% Beerstorming | Blonde
€59,04
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles
This dry and aromatic blonde beer presents a perfect blend of white tea and kaffir lime. This spice blend gives a little taste of passion fruit that will make you enjoy your day.
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Beer L'Esprit Triple'S 8% Lesse | Triple
€57,60
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Namur
A typical Belgian Triple, a strong and very fresh blond beer.
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Beer The One Saison 6.5% Atrium | Saison
€59,52
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Luxembourg

It's spicy and fruity, overall dry, and has won the Atrium brewery numerous awards.

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Beer Curieuse Neus 7% Stoemelings | Blonde
€60,72
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

Bière Curieuse Neus offers a lower alcohol content than triples in general. It has a reddish color with banana and apricot aromas.

The beer has all the characteristics of a triple beer. The malty sides are present in the beer flavour, and you will get a nice bitter finish. The beer has a slightly cloudy appearance but a nice white foam on top. The carbonation is well balanced. You also get the aromas of cereals and spices. It is an easy to drink beer and thirst-quenching. 

Curieuse Neus is the first beer by En Stoemelings brewery. One of the brewers is an archaeologist, and another is an expert in coding. Thus, their beer came as a big surprise. The brewers started brewing secretly in a kitchen, but luckily time gave them a proper place and therefore gave us good beers!

The beer is coming from Brussels, and the brewery's slogan “Het is ça va” is a reflection of the bilingual city. 
 

What does the Curieuse Neus beer name mean? 

The beer name is related to the fact that they started brewing unofficially. The name Curieuse Neus means an indiscreet person in flemish. Thus, the brewers named their beer Curieuse Neus because when they started, they were selling their beers under the table.

Where is Curieuse Neus beer brewed?

The brewing started in a private kitchen and then moved near Chapelle station in Brussels, which was not the final location for En Stoemelings brewery. Now the Curieuse Neus beer is brewed near Tour & Taxis cultural place and nearby de la Senne and La Source breweries. 

What are the ingredients of Curieuse Neus beer?

Curieuse Neus contains gluten and is based on water, Vienna malt, hops and yeast. 

curieuse neus biere
Photo: En Stoemelings
 
 
 

What are other similar beers like Curieuse Neus?

If you like Curieuse Neus beer, try also Jambe de Bois, blonde beer by La Cambre or Gouden Carolus Triple by Het Anker brewery. See also the full collection of our blonde beers

How to serve Curieuse Neus beer? 

En Stoemelings brewery has its own pint shaped beer glasses. If you do not have the brewery's beer glasses, you can also use a tulip-shaped glass to enjoy this beer. It is best to serve this beer between 8 to 11 degrees celsius. 

What are some other beers by En Stoemelings brewery?

Now that they are all official, the brewery has produced quite a variety of beers. You can also try their Noirolles, Jawa, Papy van de Pils, Tanteke, Het Vete et Vogelpik

 

Curieuse Neus
Photo: En Stoemelings

 

 

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Beer Jambes En L'Air 4.8% Houppe | Blonde
€57,12
Belgique Bouteille Brasserie Artisanale de Namur Namur
Aromatic beer with exotic fruits whose hoppy character extends to the mouth. This refreshing beer will give you great moments of pleasure.
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Beer Anvers Triple 8% Koninck | Triple
€53,76
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille
Slightly sweet taste from the first sip, fresh and sparkling notes and spicy aromas with subtle hints of orange peel, coriander and full-bodied aftertaste.
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Beer Avalanche 6.8% Atrium | IPA
€59,76
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Luxembourg
Dark red beer with ample fruity notes such as passion fruit and mango. A delicate bitterness perfectly balanced by some malty notes.
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Beer Juice Junkie 5.4% Brussels Beer Project | IPA
€61,20
Belgique Blonde Bruxelles Canette

Very balanced bouquet of hops with very present tropical aromas but without falling into hopburn.

Easy to drink in all circumstances, but ideal on a sunny terrace.

The Juice Junkie is one of the best beers made at the rue Dansaert brewery in Brussels.

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Beer Troubadour Magma 9% Musketeers | IPA
€56,16
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Flandre Occidentale

Troubadour Magma is an amber-coloured IPA beer that is the flagship beer of the Musketeers brewery. The beer has the bitter characteristics of an American India Pale Ale that is softened with a fruity Belgian triple. The beer has a generous white head. This high fermentation beer is a beer full of character!

On the nose, you feel an explosion of fruity aromas due to dry hopping. You will also notice aromas of hops, malt, yeast and spices. 

The taste of Troubadour Magma is hops, malt, yeast, citrus, caramel and spices. It is a spicy, bitter beer that is slightly sweet. Troubadour Magma has a soft finish. 

The Musketeers brewery has been operating since 2000. The name troubadour comes from the troubadours who were storytellers and singers and passed along stories across countries. The brewers have named their beers to reference their local tradition. 

As young Belgian beer brewers, they also travel a lot. In America, the hoppy beers had taken off, which inspired the brewers of the Musketeers. In Belgium, bitter beers were not a trend yet, but there were a few on the market. As soon as Troubadour Magma entered the market, it became an instant hit. A dutch singer, Rob De Nijs, has sung that real beer lovers go for bitter. 

The Troubadour Magma is a beer ideal to enjoy on sunny days both in summer and winter.

Learn more about the beer and get the answers to the most common questions:

  • Where is Troubadour Magma brewed?

Before the Musketeers brewery had its own place, the beer was brewed on commission by De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi. De Proefbrouwerij is specially built for the production of beer by third parties. So to say startups or new brewers who do not have their brewery yet. In 2019 the Troubadour Magma beer moved to the Musketeers' own brewery. The Brouwerij the Musketeers is located in Belgium between Antwerp and Gent, in Saint-Gilles-Waes. 

  • What foods and dishes are good to pair with Troubadour Magma beer?

The Troubadour Magma beer goes great with seafood like fish, mussels or shellfish. It is also good with poultry. Moreover, you can pair the beer with Asian cuisine, hard cheeses and salad. Surprisingly, it also goes well with dessert and patisserie. 

  • How to serve Troubadour Magma? 

Like most IPA beers, Troubadour Magma fits best in a tulip-shaped beer glass. This glass allows you to swirl the drink so that it can reveal all its aromas. It is best to serve the beer between 5 to 8 degrees celsius. 

  • How bitter is Troubadour Magma?

To speak about bitterness, we use the International Bitterness Units, the IBU. The IBU of Troubadour Magma is 45. This means that it falls slightly more on the bitter side, as generally speaking, most beers have an IBU between 15 to 80. 

  • When was Troubadour Magma beer launched? 

Troubadour Magma was not the brewery's first beer. The first beer they brewed was Troubadour Blonde in 2000. Troubadour Magma was launched in 2010 at the Zythos Beer Festival. It became an immediate success, and since 2011, at the end of every summer, the brewery has also launched a special edition of Troubadour Magma. 

  • What awards has Troubadour Magma won? 

Troubadour Magma is an awarded beer. It has won more awards than you can count on fingers on two hands. For several years, it has won awards at the Beer Awards Digitaal Festival. The beer also won awards at the Zythos Beer Festival, Helsinki Beer Festival, World Beer Awards and Brussels Beer Challenge. 

  • What other beers are similar to Troubadour Magma?

If you like Troubadour Magma, you might also like Juice Junky by the Brussels Beer Project brewery or Super 8 IPA by Haacht brewery. Don’t forget to also look at our full collection of IPA beers. 

  • Is Troubadour Magma gluten free?

No, Troubadour Magma does contain gluten. You can find gluten-free beers in our catalogue by selecting a gluten-free filter. 

  • What are other beers by the Musketeers brewery?

Some other beers by the Musketeers brewery are Troubadour Westkust, Troubadour Imperial, Jack’s Precious IPA and Antigoon Courageous. 

troubadour magma
Photo: Brouwerij Musketeers
 
 

 

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Beer Wunderlager 3.8% Brussels Beer Project | Lager
€51,60
Belgique Blonde Bouteille Bruxelles
A lager beer with a low alcohol content but rich in aromas and taste.
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Beer Westmalle Trappist Tripel 9.5% Westmalle | Triple
€52,56
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille
Westmalle Tripel is a light, golden-yellow Trappist beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced smell of hops. It is soft and creamy on the palate, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma.
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Beer Extase 8.5% Korenaar | IPA
€67,44
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille

Double IPA brewed with fourteen different hops A very intense but balanced character.

The mild sweetness of the alcohol and the sugars in the malt complete the bitterness of the beer. Ecstasy lives up to its name thanks to its extreme hops (over 100 IBU).

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Beer Passe-Partout 3% Korenaar | Session IPA
€54,48
Anvers Belgique Blonde Bouteille IPA

La Passe-Partout is a dry and bitter beer with a lemony touch. It offers a nice length in the mouth for such a low alcohol beer.

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Blond beer

Blonde beers are a large family that represents several styles of beer that all have blonde color in common. There are pils style beers but also special beers, the best known style of which is triple beers.
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