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Beer with hazelnut 6,4 % ABV
Sour Ale style

Wintersnood beer

The Name

WINTERSNOOD is Dutch and means WINTER PERIL. When we brew this beer for the first time at a larger brewery the roads were blocked and traffic was a hell because of 15 centimetres of snow. Nice to have the second part of the word referring to the main ingredient : NOOT which is Dutch for NUT.

The Story Behind This Beer

Before every brew demonstration the brewers come together for tasting the previous brews and to decide which kind of changes should be made. You can imagine with five brewers this is a long decision process. And now De Verhuisbrouwerij is even with more brewers. In 2008 a solution was found. Every brewer develops his own recipe and is in charge of the brewing demonstration. This resulted in very nice and new ideas and of course a lot of new beer recipes. Brewer Jan was the first to finish his recipe at 2010. A beer with nuts is not that easy. The oil of the nuts prevent having a nice foam head on the beer. The main issue however was the kind of nuts to use. After carefull selection the hazelnut was the winner.

The Taste

The aroma is malty, caramel, sour and light moderate hoppy. The body is fruity, dry and a little sour aftertaste. Just to be clear, this beer is NOT a winter beer style, and yes the sourness is intended, this is the effect of the peal from the hazelnut. This was an experiment to get that beer style without the wild yeast process. If it was infected, the sourness would be much more overwhelming.


Barley malt
Wheat malt
Hallertau Hop
East Kent Hop
Saaz Hop
Wyeast Belgian Abbey II
Colour : 63 EBC
Bitterness : 56 IBU

The Label

Containing as much of information as possible. Each bottle is labelled by hand by one of the brewers.

Big Brews

Every brew of this recipe is marked with a roman number because these brews are made periodically and the taste changes according the age and the fermentation on the bottle. With these numbers you can easily check which brew you have. The recipe always stays the same.

Wintersnood I08/10/201005/11/2010500't Hofbrouwerijke (Beerzel)N

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