Barrel-aged wild ale with Opal plums and herbs.
Collaboration with Brauerei Kemker Kultuur (DE).
Heimwee is an homage to pre-industrial times when beers were herbal and wild, brewed with ingredients that were foraged near the breweries. It is also an homage to our friend Jan Kemker of Brauerei Kemker Kultuur from Germany. Our shared passion for traditional beer styles and brewing techniques has forged a close friendship that sparked this beer.
Heimwee is an intriguing amalgam of a barrel-aged wild dark ale and a barrel-aged wild blonde ale with foraged herbs and myrica gale from foodforest Kerelbroek. To this colourful kaleidoscope of flavours we added heaps of aromatic Opal plums from the Sterregaard. Heimwee has a complex nose with sweet, candy-like notes of caramel and plums, balanced with myrica gale’s minty freshness. The initial taste is sour, which evolves into a subtle malty sweetness. The high level of carbonation provides a fresh mouthfeel while the finish offers mild bitters. The result is a rich, herbal and fruity beer that is quite unlike anything you’ve tasted before. The first plunge into Heimwee will inevitably leave you longing for more.
[Batch #2 bottled on 09-04-2020]