LET US STAY IN THE ATMOSPHERE WITH THE « RASTA TROLLS »!
No cannabis, but a lot of tropical flavour with the new production of the brewery Dubuisson in Hainaut Picard in Belgium.
Indeed, the range of the Cuvée des Trolls widened in an unexpected way with a new beer, mainly optimistic for a sunny summer! The « RASTA TROLLS » (7%) becomes known from its name as a beer profiling a hot and optimistic summer. It is the obvious fact from its tasting. It presents its festive arguments from the label on. Its main allies are the brown rum, the green apple added to fruits yellow and white as also the citrus fruits with its colleagues of brew. Its designer also specifies the presence of mint leaves. However, its consumption is advised by the bottleneck, not to be in contrast with tropical beers like « CORONA ». In conclusion, the Rasta Trolls, possesses a big thirst quenching resource but is not allowed to pull towards a major trend of exclusively tropical qualified beers. It possesses Belgian arguments, in flavour bitterness, certainly modest but calling back that the brewery Dubuisson develops its own fields of hop. It aligns also a bitterness appropriate to the peel of lemon, not at whole unpleasant, to the contrary very refreshing and especially very digestive. Finally, the rum displays in second degree and collaborates with the « Trolls » tradition of the other cuvées.
THE BEER IN ALL ITS STATES!
The federation of the Belgian Brewers has just published its annual results for 2017. The figures do not seem very optimistic, because we note a reduction of 1,6 % on the Belgian market, whereas the export increases by 8,7%. According to Jean-Louis Van de Perre, President of the Belgian Brewers, this decrease of the volume of consumption is essentially due to the difficult situation which knows at the moment the Horeca and about a sliding of the consumption of pils for the benefit of special beers. He specifies on the other hand that non-alcoholic beers or at low rates of alcohol (less than 3,5% alc. vol.) represent to them only already 5% of the global consumption.
However, this reduction in the field, is compensated with a very interesting breakthrough from the point of view of the export. On the other hand, the beer widens its place at the tables of restaurants, a domain where the wine was unmistakably master. It also remains the drink traditionally connected to the parties and the mass events. It is also necessary to indicate that the « Bob » campaigns strongly influenced the figures of the consumption.
Fortunately, the range of the Trappist monks strengthens with 17,75% against 13,91% in 2016, just like abbey beers (15,15%). It is similar for regional beers thanks to the development of microbreweries and the need for identity of its consumers. And nevertheless, the brewing sector is in good shape, so allowing the citizens of the beer to be proud of its beers.