Friday, 20 May 2016

Random Dutch beers (part twenty-eight)

My Saturday's are so productive nowadays. I knocked off a dozen recipes this morning. I deserve a beer.

Time for one of the beers Dolores picked up for me at the supermarket. Deen, I think it was. They've started having beers from small, new breweries. Mostly from Noord Holland. As is this beer.

It's from Brouwerij Breugem, which is based in Zaandijk. That's just over the water from Amsterdam. And it seems to be a real brewery. One with kettles and all that shit.

Breugem Saens Zoentje 6.8% ABV
I noticed there was a lot of sludge in the bottle and poured it super carefully. But it's still murky as hell. And copper coloured. Smells like perfumed fudge. Bit weird in the gob. Sweet, appley and with the smallest smidgen of bitterness at the end.  Grapes. Sure I can taste those, too. Winey, that describes it best.

I'm free for the next 8 days. Whit Monday, then three days in Copenhagen followed by working from home on Friday. I'm looking forward to the break.

Andrew has just got up. I'm shocked he's so early - it's not even 2 PM yet.

I've already written about three beers in the Veluwse Schavuyt range, brewed at De Vlijt in Apeldoorn. Time for the fourth, which has been clogging up the floor for a while.

Veluwse Schavuyt Blond Bier 5.6% ABV
I managed to pour this one clear. Well, clear enough. There's a little haze but no big lumpy bits. Smells elderflowery. A little sweetness and some tobacco-like bitterness at the end. Tastes a little thin. Then again, I'm used to Abt. A pleasant enough easy drinker.

"Do you want to try my beer, Andrew?"


"Do you want to try my beer, Andrew?"


"Do you want to try my beer, Andrew?"

"I've already said no, Dad."

"I'll just keep asking the question until I get the answer I want."

"That isn't the way it works, Dad."

"Isn't it? That's what our customers do."

"Can I have 20 euros, Dad?"


"Can I have 20 euros, Dad?"

"That isn't the way it works, Andrew."

Brouwerij Breugem
Lagedijk 192,
1544 BM, Zaandijk.

De Vlijt
Vlijtseweg 114/130,

1 comment:

Lady Luck Brewing said...

Good to see kids are the same the world over...