I stopped in at Brouwerij de Prael in Amsterdam, Netherlands for a beer after a tour of the Keukenhof gardens. The beer was a welcome refreshment after several hours of walking. I enjoyed their Bitterblond a hopped German blonde style that was very crisp and enjoyable. It was also rich and full bodied. A great beer after a chilly afternoon of walking.
Great stop in my trip to Amsterdam, Brouwerij Troost. I stopped in with my wife and enjoyed the Honingblond (honey blonde) and my wife actually enjoyed a few sips with me and said she liked it. That NEVER happens. She doesn’t like beer. I attribute it to the lovely honey sweetness that comes through in the beer. This beer was sweet and strong and a great way to bridge from lunch until dinner. It fueled us for a walk through Vondelpark.
I stopped in at Brouwerij ‘t IJ in Aamsterdam, Netherlands. This is the first brewery I’ve visited in Europe in over 30 years. What a great time walking around Amsterdam. And what a beautiful brewery with a windmill right on the river. The ZATTE tripel was the beer I had to try, being the brewery’s first and flagship beer. It was delicious and renewed my enthusiasm to better appreciate Belgian styles. Sweet and strong.