Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Belgian Beer no.54: Witkap Pater

I came to the point where I use every opportunity I get to try a new Belgian Beer out. There seems to be so many out there, that only bringing in extra forces (friends who amazingly enough, don’t seem to complain about this task …) can get the job done.

Last time around, I tried the Witkap Pater – which could literally translate as the Priest with the White Hood. A blond beer, it tasted great but quite heavy (which I guess is due to the yeast). Like with every other Belgian Beer, there are three Witkap Pater beers: the Stimulo, at 6% a refreshing blond beer, the Dubbele Pater, at 7% a dark brown, tasting of toast and caramel and the Tripel, at 7.5% again a blond beer.

I went for the Witkap Pater Tripel, and was not disappointed as it was a complex beer, with a nice taste and long after taste – but as said, a little on the heavy side.
Chicken with Witkap Pater sauce (serves 4)
4 big chicken breasts
4 apples
80gr red currants
1 bottle Witkap Pater Stimulo
5cl cider vinegar
1tbsp butter
2tbsp flour
1dl oil
pepper and salt

Soak the currants sugared water. Heat the oil, and brown the chicken fillets on each side.
Pour some sugar and 1dl over the chicken breast, and bring the water to the boil.
Pour the Witkap Pater beer to the mixture. Cover the pan, and let the chicken breast boil over low heat till done.
Peel the apples and cut them into quarters. Add the currants and the apples to the chicken breasts. Let the mixture cook for 5min.
Serve with baked potatoes.

1 comment:

Glibbidy said...

I would put Witkap im my top 25 belgians!