A craft lager is quite an un-Belgian style of beer, so for that reason alone I thought this would be a good beer to try in the beer packs.
The concept behind The Ministry of Belgian Beer was to establish a brewery which only brewed low ABV lager styles. A pretty brave move for a new Belgian brewery indeed.
The two fellows who started this specialised brewing label are two-thirds of the founders from DOK Brewing Co. We’ve had a couple of beers from them in earlier packs, and they are one of the hot new Belgian breweries on the scene, making all sorts of styles, unconstrained by the low-ABV remit.
A little intriguing is the unusual name of the beer. Apparently it came about as it wasn’t until the 13th attempt that the guys settled on a recipe they were happy with!
To the beer, and it is a more than decent, all-Belgian malt and hops lager. Light and crisp as you’d expect, there is a small hint of grainy malt sweetness. There is a moderate hoppy bitterness giving off grassy aromas. Medium carbonation and a lingering, prickly hop bite finish off this beer nicely and proves that lager doesn’t have to be boring!