Just before Heineken started watering down their beers, they dropped the rice. I assume because stocks had run out. Which left their Pils 100% malt for the first time since WW I. Not that drinkers had long to appreciate this before their Pils got all watery. Licht Lagerbier also went to as simple a grist as can be, consisting of 100% Pilsner malt.
The grist Beiersch remained unchanged, as it had never contained rice. In Donker Lagerbier, the rice was replaced by more pilsner malt. Amongst the dark beers, the biggest change was to Bok, where the percentage of broeimout was doubled from 3% to 6%. They all continued to contain a small quantity of caramel.
|Heineken (Rotterdam) grists in 1940|
|Date||Beer||Style||lager malt||Kleur-mout||broei-mout||Caramel-mout||litres Kleur|
|14th Nov||Do||Donker Lagerbier||90.00%||0.70%||6.00%||3.30%||15|
|8th Nov||Li||Licht Lagerbier||100.00%|
|Heineken brewing record held at the Amsterdamse Stadsarchief, document number 834 - 1759.|