LEADER MARTIN’S IPA 55 ! (vol. alc. 6,5%)
This real nugget of bitter flavors conjugates with 3 marvels of what an IPA offers the best. Visually, its golden dress topped with a steady generous white foam sustained by convincing bubbles, opens the desire to approach it in confidence. Already that it seduces freshly the nose by citrus fruit aromas combined with hopped flowers. Its bitter flavor extends in an elegant way but instantly asserted to the palate. It justifies its status of character beer without any agression. Even quite the opposite, its bitterness is the result of its junction with 5 of the best hops in the world, as the Kent Golding or the Extra Styrian Dana, but especially the Cascade and the Citra during the phase of dry hopping. It posts a 55 IBU on the scale of bitterness, but consolidates this upscaled position as a reference beer in this category. It really symbolizes what has to be the taste of a real beer in its most delicious reality.
THE TONGERLO RE-GETS DRESSED !
By adding to it the version « Christmas » (7%), the « Tongerlo » forms a quartet, the « Blond » (6%), the « Brown » (6,5%), and the « Prior » (9%). Besides a new dressing of labels, it is also the designation which saw undergoing a new name, at least for 3 of them. Indeed, the blond version was baptized « LUX » with reference to the brightness of the light, « NOX », the night in Latin evoking logically the dark version, and « PAX » for the Christmas, so making a reference to the proverb « Peace to the men of good will! ». Very fortunately their flavors do not change although the new dressing seems to bring them more character mainly in their phase of conclusion. It would be possible whether it is only a psychological effect, but nevertheless, this makeover gives them a better visibility, as the label is purer and clearly simpler than initially. Additional reason in this impression, also emanates from the effect which gets the new glass from now on less stiff on its parois and more widened on its drinking edge, but still on foot. Beers seem to be more brilliant and coll for a more thorough tasting, attracting his customer to more attention to the nose, to the shine and to the pearl. These “new” Tongerlo puts itself already gradually in the front window so that the implementation is complete at the time of Christmas and new Year holidays.
LINDEMANS THIRD: 3rd EDITION WITH THE GINGERGUEUZE.
After the success of the previous 2 editions of the versions « Botanical Lambics », the brewery Lindemans proposes this time a new version of the assembly of its lambics. It is the ginger which will be for the year 2017, the partner of this union. It is about the cutting of lambics from 1 to 3 years old, matured in oak barrels and enriched with the fresh Thai ginger. Its dress is close to its simple and traditional version, however, it is very understandable that with the additive of its supplementary ingredient, its flavor is different. It balances between the freshness and sourish of the lambic but the aroma of which is pronounced enough by lemon because of the presence of the Thai ginger. Its delicious tones are so favored by elements freeing diverse acidities, the one rather bitter and the other one fruity. It invites itself so naturally in the timing of aperitifs, awakening wild one appetite, just like showing itself a very effective digestive.
This version the production of which is limited is only available in version 75 cl in silk-screened bottles but defining their year only in the color of the impressions supplied on the writing of these. Available in Belgium, it will have also, and it is very understandable, an important quota reserved for the Asian countries.