Steph’s New Brew Review: Philly Beer Week Style

Steph’s New Brew Review: Philly Beer Week Style

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and Brasserie de la Senne Manneken-Penn and Belgo-American Dubbel

Brasserie-De-La-Senne-Manneken-Penn-570x434A collaboration between Chris Wilson of Weyerbacher Brewing, Tom Peters of Monk’s Cafe and the de la Senne Brewing Team, made especially for Philly Beer Week 2013 – a 7.5% Belgo-American Dubbel.

Weyerbacher Brewing Company of Easton, PA and Brasserie de la Senne of Brussels, Belgium, collaborated and produced a new Belgo-American beer style. The beer was brewed in Belgium and is considered the official beer of Philly Beer Week 2013.

Chris Wilson, the Head Brewer of Weyerbacher Brewing Company, was chosen out of sixteen Philadelphia area brewers to brew a collaborative beer with the Belgian brewer as part of the annual “Win a Trip to Belgium” event.

Chris worked with Brasserie de la Senne owner and head brewer Yvan De Baets via phone and email to plan a great Belgian-American collaborative brew that celebrates both American and Belgian ingredients. The beer is a Belgo-American Dubbel with oats, molasses and a combination of American (Calypso) and European (Aurora and Styrian Goldings) hops. The label is inspired by the William Penn statue atop City Hall in Philadelphia and the Manneken-Pis sculpture in Brussels.

Appearance

fluffy, bubbly white head that lingers; deep amber color, hazy

Aroma

dark fruits, maybe even tropical fruit; malty, yeasty

Taste

starts out sweet, then surprisingly hoppy – hops overtake the malts; clean, crisp finish – not as strong as expected, very drinkable

Overall

It’s like a Belgian IPA!

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