Sunday, June 10, 2007

Belgian Beer no.137: Kossaat

Another newby: the Kossaat beer. Same beer bar as in the previous post, same afternoon. (Did I mention before how easy it is to be overwhelmed by the number of beers in Belgium?).
So the Kossaat. Another beer we knew nothing of, another brewery I didn't know existed - the Brasserie Vercauteren. However it seems the beer is brewed today by Brasserie Lefebvre for smaller breweries, like the Vercauteren.
The name Kossaat goes back to the initial owner/ brewer Cornelius Cuyckens who was a farmer/ land worker - otherwise known as a kossaat.
A typical Belgian beer, at 6.7%, Kossaat is a golden blond beer, with a very lasting taste of fruit and hop. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle.
(Other beers brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre were the Barbar, the Durboyse, the Saison 1900).

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