by Brouwerij Verstraete (Deca Services)

This beer comes from Belgian ‘beer firm’ Brouwerij Verstraete.  It is the term used in Belgium for what we call our contract brewers.  They are a recognised brewery business, without their own brewery.

Deca Services is a big production brewery in West Flanders, and it is here that the Papegaei is brewed for brewer Adam Verstraete.   Papegaei translates as ‘parrot’ in Dutch – hence the label symbol.

The beer is a strong blonde ale, with a hazy orange body and nice aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast.  Barley, wheat and oats are in the grain-bill, with whole Perle hop flowers (bittering) and Hersbrucker hops used for dry-hopping.

There is a pleasant malty backbone, with a good dose of citrus hop character and coriander and curacao orange spice.  Low carbonation aids the smooth mouthfeel.

And while Verstraete may not have its own brewery, they do have a lovely little shop on the canal in Diksmuide where you can enjoy the Papegaei beer along with other local produce on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
8.0%
Style
Strong Blond Ale
Size
330ml

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