Breweries "Visited"

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 594: Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

I think today's beer review is of one that was the first post-Beercycling ride beer that I had on the trip. It was consumed in the town of Kortrijk, but I have no idea what the name of the place was. It seems that my Day 1 itinerary has gone missing! Eek!

You'll note that the beer photo is also missing. It's currently trapped in Mr. Blog Named Brew's phone so hopefully he'll get my email soon and send it along. Keep your fingers crossed.

In lieu of a beer photo for the moment, Even though the photo has arrived, please enjoy some scenery from Day 1 of the great Beercycling adventure...
Me and my bike in France! It was a brief sojourn...maybe 3 minutes. 
Lots of churches and religious icons on this trip.
Luckily none of them crumbled when my non-churchgoing self was nearby!

Now that's how you build a bridge.
Teeny archways around your building? Why not!
So what about that beer? The L'Enfant Terrible is brewed at Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar. Curious about the translation, I learned that it means "the daughter of the ear of corn" and that's synonymous with the word beer. From old records, it appears that Emperor Charles V around 1550 preferred the "juice of the daughter of the ear of corn" better than the "blood of grapes." In other words, Charles preferred beer over wine. Me too, Charles, me too.

L'Enfant Terrible is a gueuze style beer. It poured a sort of wet straw color with a big white head. The flavor is crisp and clean. Lots of spice and lemon with a fair amount of funk. Very refreshing and just was the dochter ordered. (Pun intended. Ha!)

Beer stats
Style: Gueuze
ABV: 7%
IBUs: Unknown
Rating: Good

Previously reviewed from De Dochter van de Korenaar
A look at Belle Fleur

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