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De Dochter Van De Korenaar. Or in English, “the daughter of the corn ear” - an old Flemish expression for beer dating back to the 16th century, now reincarnated as the moniker of a small craft brewery from the Belgian enclave of Baarle-Hertog. 

When De Dochter opened its doors in 2007, folks immediately started taking notice. Despite its recency, the beers turned out by this little gem suffer from no lack of experience. Brewer/owner Ronald Mengerink tells us he’s been brewing since he was 16, and we believe it.

What you get from each of his beers is a stunningly well-honed focus for crafting wholly unique beers that, stylistically speaking, are virtually impossible to categorize. Indeed, Ronald’s beers run the gamut in terms of their weight and flavor profile, each borrowing characteristics from multiple styles and regions.

Perhaps the only unifying element in this incredibly diverse selection is that in none of them will you find a single spice, herb, or adjunct – just crazy, fully-malted goodness from one of the most unique and talented small brewers in Belgium.

 

Beers: 

Noblesse

Style: Belgian Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Bravoure

Style: Belgian Smoked Ale
ABV: 7.5%

Belle Fleur

Style: Belgian IPA
ABV: 7%

Finesse

Style: Rye Tripel matured on Pine Resin
ABV: 9%

Embrasse

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 10%

L’Ensemble

Style: Barley Wine
ABV: 12.5%

L’Enfant Terrible

Style: Sour Ale; very limited production & availability
ABV: 7%

Oak-Aged Embrasse

Style: Embrasse aged in peated whiskey barrels; very limited production & availability
ABV: 10%

 

At A Glance:

Brewer:

Ronald Mengerink

Location:

Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Website:

http://www.dedochtervandekorenaar.be/oud/index.htm

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