Special Belgian Dark
At the request of local horeca (hotels, restaurants and cafés), Brouwerij Henricus introduced the Paljas Bruin (Brown) to complement the Paljas Blond.
This turned into a lengthy quest for beer lover and sommelier Mathias Van Den Poel, as he is not an aficionado of standard sweet brown beers although does enjoy a heavy, dark degustation beer now and again.
Just like the Paljas Blond, the Paljas Bruin emerged as a rather light beer that does not skimp on taste. Paljas Bruin is an unpasteurised, unfiltered top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.
This beer has been given all the time it needs to ferment and consequently, it contains very few residual sugars and comes with a rather dry, slightly bitter taste. The varieties of roast malt provide the caramel and coffee aromas.
Just like the Paljas Blond, the Paljas Bruin was designed to be a thirst quencher as well as a degustation beer.
The range of Paljas beers also includes the Paljas IPA and the Paljas Saison.
Top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.
Paljas Bruin is brewed with water, yeast, five different malt varieties and Magnum, Styrian, Saaz and Kent hops.
Colour & Transparency
This dark brown beer gives slight pearlisation underneath a cloud of cream-coloured froth.
6 – 9 °C / 43 ° F – 48 °F
In common with most Belgian specialty beers, Paljas has its own branded glass, elegant, tulip-shaped and high-stemmed.
Character, Tastes & Aromas
Brown beer, thirst-quencher, dry rather than sweet. Slightly bitter. Touches of caramel, coffee and chocolate.
Paljas bruin makes a valued table companion with grilled meats and typically Belgian stews made with beef or rabbit.
Keeping and Storage
Sustainability in the bottle: 24 months. Sustainability on tap: 12 months.
In view of this beer’s specific character and its relatively low alcohol content, there is no point in storing this beer for a number of years. The taste will no longer evolve in a positive way.
Always store bottles vertically in a cool, dark and dry environment.
Bottle ✔ On Tap ✔
The Henricus brewery is having great success in expanding the market for its Paljas beers.
Not only is this beer easy to get hold of through the usual channels: supermarkets, beer shops and cafés, its availability abroad is also increasing all the time.
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