Brasserie Lupulus are slowly becoming a more prominent brewery in the Belgian beerscape, having started quietly back in 2007.
It is no surprise that the brewery produces quality beers given that a fellow by the name of Pierre Gobron is responsible. Along with his brother-in-law Chris Brauweraerts, they set up the Achouffe brewery in 1982.
When Achouffe was sold to Duvel-Mortgaat in 2006, Pierre decided to set up his own brewery and Brasserie Lupulus was born in the town of Bovigny. It’s a beautiful area of the Ardennes, in the very south of Belgium where it borders the top of Luxembourg.
We’ve previously enjoyed the Lupulus Hopera IPA as well as the Hibernatus winter beer. And looking forward I’m sure we’ll introduce more. But this month is all about the Lupulus Bruin Bio beer.
There is a very inviting sweetness up front, with bready malt, toffee and dark dried fruits. There is low hop bitterness but it does have a little citrus bite from the orange peel added at the end of the boil. It dries toward the end leaving a malty and fruity aftertaste that lingers long.