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Waterloo Cuvée Impériale


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The Brewery


Brasserie de Waterloo
Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean
Chausseé de Charleroi 591
B-1410 Waterloo


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Beer Style

Dark Tripel



The Beer

The words ‘cuvée’ and ‘impériale’ instantly take us to higher realms. We expect nothing less than a full-mouthed degustation beer, an all-conquering brew!

On popping the cork powerful aromas of roast malt are set free. This ‘dark tripel’ owes its mild and subtle character to the cane sugar that is a powerful presence felt all the way through to the finish.

Its ruby-red colour gives an impression of majesty befitting its rank.

This brewery’s range also includes the Triple Blond, Strong Dark and Récolte. The Waterloo beers commemorate the world-famous battle fought in 1815 between the troops of Wellington, Blücher and Napoleon Bonaparte.

The historic Ferme de Mont Saint-Jean, that found itself on the edge of that epochal battlefield, is now home to a brand new microbrewery where all these beers are produced.

This square farmhouse served as a field hospital during the battle, treating injured British soldiers. These days, you can tour the brewery and visit a museum dedicated to the Battle of Waterloo.

In the tavern you can sample the Waterloo beers and enjoy high-quality brasserie meals.


Alcohol

9.4% ABV

Fermentation

Waterloo Cuvée Impériale is a top-fermented beer.

Ingredients

Water, barley malt, maize, roast barley, sugar, hops, yeast.

Colour & Transparency

This is a red-brown beer with tiny bubbles and a cloudy appearance, covered in a cloud of snowy-white froth.


Serving Temperature

6°C / 43°F

Serving Glass

Waterloo Cuvée Impériale is served in a handy degustation glass or alternatively in a traditional stone chalice, crafted in the traditional way by local potters.


Character, Tastes & Aromas

The aromas reveal all the gradations of the roast malt, complemented with impressions of fermented cane sugar.

This elegant character beer with its slight CO2 content will amaze you with its flavours of mocha, bitter chocolate and liquorice root with a finish enhanced by impressions of wood.


Culinary

This beer is a perfect match for desserts such as a suikertaart (a Flemish sugar tart) or a crème brûlée, but also feels at home with a foie gras in a jelly made with Cuvée Impériale.


Keeping and Storage

Waterloo Cuvée Impériale can be stored in the bottle for up to 24 months. On tap it will keep for nine months.


Availability

Bottle ✔       On Tap

Available bottled (75cl) and on tap (15l kegs). Waterloo Cuvée Impériale is readily available across Belgium and abroad too, thanks to the extensive distribution network of the John Martin Group.


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