Sunday, 6 June 2021

Heineken (Rotterdam) grists in 1940

Time for even more Heineken in WW II fun. To be honest, there's not much wrong with their beers on paper at this point. A little caramel aside, they're all 100% malt. The hopping is a little on the light side, however.

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%        
8th Nov P Pils 100.00%        
8th Nov Bei Münchener 89.22% 0.98% 5.88% 3.92% 23
10th Jul Bok Bok 91.00% 1.00% 6.00% 2.00% 20
Heineken brewing record held at the Amsterdamse Stadsarchief, document number 834 - 1759.



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