Breugem might be our new favourite brewery with their amazing selection of beers.
We were lucky to get a box (yes a box) full of their beers. So we thought it is time to start drinking and reviewing the beers, starting with the Kracht Hout. The description of the beer on their site is: “A powerful quadrupel with Palo Santo wood. Patrick Breugem and Derek Walsh have taken on the challenge of adding this unique wood to this beer. The result is a prize-winning beer! Gold in the “Innovation Special, Wood-bearing” category, Dutch Beer Challenge 2017″. ❤ We could definitly taste why it won prices. The flavour is quite complex due to the Palo Santo- wood. It contains the taste of caramel, vanilla and coconut and it has an alcohol percentage of 11%. It is truly delicious to drink!
The bitterness is: 28 EBU (European Bitternes Unit).
These ingredients combined with the beer crafting (art) skills of Breugem created this masterpiece. We loved it so much we give it a 9 for the flavour!
Not only the flavour is incredible, you can also see they have put a lot of effort in the design of the bottle. It’s clean, referencing to the location of the brewery (the Zaan) and it has a colour scheme which fits the name (‘hout’ dutch for ‘wood’). Therefore we would like to give the design of the bottle a 8.5.
We can’t wait to drink the rest of the beers and give you a Honest Review! ❤