We really appreciate that many of our brewers are creative – never content with just brewing their range, there always seems to be a new beer in the portfolio or a new seasonal of special beer.
The Sans Pardon is one of the newer creations from Ronald at De Dochter van de Korenaar (The Daughter of the ‘Ear of Corn’). It is a very fine imperial stout, with the added benefit that it is available year round. There is no bad time for a great imperial stout.
An interesting feature of this beer is that it contains Rooibos. This ingredient is sometimes called ‘Red Bush Tea’, and is known for having many health benefits such as being high in antioxiadants and caffeine-free.
Lots of rich dark chocolate with just hints of dark fruits and coffee. The body is a little sharper than a traditional ‘thick’ imperial stout body, but this seems to balance the mouthfeel making the beer a little lighter and drier. I honestly don’t know if this is the effect of the Rooibos, but if I can advocate the health benefits to my Nutritional Therapist wife, then this beer is a winner!