Belgian has always had its own beer tradition and didn’t look so much to what other countries were doing. In the beginning of the 20th century though, the English Ales became popular, and some Belgian brewers decided they could make similar brews with more character. In the same way De Koninck saw the light in 1913. It’s a little darker than English pale ales and has a more aromatic and spicy character. The brewery calls it jokingly “APA – Antwerp Pale Ale”. The Antwerp refers to the city this brewery is rooted in. In almost every bar and café and on every terrace in Antwerp you will find people enjoying their “Bolleke”. Antwerp locals lovingly call it that way, referring to the beer’s round glass. In 2019, given that the beer was better known as Bolleke in its own birthplace, the brewery decided to officially change the name. Bolleke is a 100% natural product that only contains malt, water, hop and yeast. Its malty character is easily recognizable, but not as pronounced to disturb the drinkability. While rather sweet, the beer has a subtle bitter touch in the aftertaste. This is the result of the use of the Saaz-Saaz hops, but also of the complete absence of brewing sugars in the beer.
|商品サイズ||55mm x 225mm||飲み頃温度||3～5℃|