Monday, February 20, 2006

Belgian Beer no.14: Hapkin, the terrifying Lord

Back in 1100 the Count of Flanders, known as ‘Baldwin Hapkin with the Axe’, commissioned the Ten Duinen Abbey to brew a strong blond beer. The legend says that the beer brewed made the count and his soldiers invincible in battle. And this is how the Hapkin beer was born. Nowadays Hapkin is brewed by Alken-Maes.

Hapkin is a beer with a flowery aroma, a mild malt character and a sparkling perfumed fruitiness. In true Belgian tradition, this beer has a high alcohol percentage as well, ranking at 8.5%.

No recipe.

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