ZWALUW 

RYE SESSION ALE | 3.3% ABV


 
 
 

Our region is an international bird airport with migrations from Africa to the Zwin every year. But one swallow does not a summer make. So, drink two.

 

 

The summer is coming. Migratory birds from Africa travel in their thousands to the Zwin nature reserve on the Belgian-Dutch border, 15 kilometres from our brewery.

 
 

The swallow is amongst them. It’s the symbol of the arrival of summer, and is often referred to as the ‘bird of freedom’.

It featured on the national postage stamps of Belgium in 1989, 1992, 1994 and again last year in 2016.

It’s iconic.

 

For us, the best beer for the summer season is one that’s low enough in alcohol to facilitate easy drinking, refreshing enough to quench a thirst in warmer weather and full-flavoured enough to accompany the joy of the season.

‘Zwaluw’ is grassy, fruity and bitter, but subtely so, with rye malt delivering a body to defy it’s low ABV and a heavy dosing of Amarillo in dry hop to equip it with a stone-fruit and citrus juiciness.

One swallow does not a summer make.

So, drink two.

 

TECHS & SPECS

Zwaluw

INGREDIENTS

Water: damme

Malt: pils, carapils, rogge

Hops: hallertau mittelfrüh, amarillo

Yeast: english ale

 
 

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: straw yellow  

Aroma: grassy and stone fruits

Taste: bitter, floral and juicy

SPECIFICATIONS

EBC: 05

IBU: 34

Serving Temperature Suggestion: 6°C

Top-fermented | Refermented in the Bottle | Unfiltered | Unpasteurised