The oldest city of Belgium can justifiably be proud of its own blonde craft beer with a name that is a reference to the Tungri, the oldest inhabitants of Tongeren.
History is never far away at the Amburon Belgian Craftbrewery. The brewery’s name, Amburon, brings to mind the legendary leader of the Eburones, Ambiorix, whose statue stands at Tongeren market square.
He appears to be aiming his weapons at the Basilica, a building incorporated into the logo of this beer.
This refreshing blond beer is a thirstquencher but also sufficiently complex to make it a degustation beer, with a surprisingly zesty and slightly fruity aroma.
The yeast and the triple addition of hops govern the taste. It is a typical strong blonde, some may even call it a triple.
The Tungri offering also includes the Tungri Bitter and the Tungri Dubbel. To add to its standard range, Amburon Belgian Craftbrewery is planning regular launches of regional beers and seasonal beers in future.
This brewery specialises in natural, unfiltered beers that re-ferment in the bottle, and is also developing wood-matured beers and beers with added wild yeasts.
Top-fermented beer, unfiltered, unpasteurised, re-ferments in the bottle.
Tungri Blond is brewed with 100% natural ingredients: water, yeast, hop and barley malt.
Colour & Transparency
Tungri Blond has a sunny, golden colour. This beer is quite – or almost - clear but takes on a cloudier aspect when the yeast is poured into the glass with the beer.
Fine pearlisation and a firm head of froth.
5 - 7°C / 41 - 45°F
Tungri beers are served in their own elegant glass that holds either 25cl or 33cl. The beer continues to produce beautiful bubbles thanks to the etching on the inside of the glass. Whether you consume the yeast residue at the bottom of the bottle is up to you; however, the taste does change slightly when you drink the beer with the yeast.
Character, Tastes & Aromas
A refreshing blonde beer with a zesty, slightly fruity aroma. Fresh taste with a slight hint of bitter, finely balanced. Dry finish with zesty touches.
Tungri Blond goes very well with white fish, shellfish, white meat and Asian recipes.
We can recommend the ‘mussels with fiery fennel’, ‘baked canellini butter beans with grilled chicken wings’ and ‘Vietnamese sea bass with rice in a sauce of lemon and garlic’.
You can find these recipes on their website.
Keeping and Storage
Tungri Blond is brewed to be enjoyed when the beer leaves the brewery. It will keep for up to 24 months but there is no need to keep this one any longer than advised. Please remember to store your bottles upright in a cool, dark place.
Bottle ✔ On Tap ✔
Tungri Blond is available bottled (33cl) and on tap (20l kegs).
In it's home province of Limburg you can find Tungri quite easily as well as in Prik & Tik Drinks shops around Belgium.
As they are a new brewery Amburon are working to find and secure export markets and outlets.
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