These two beauties were very kindly sent to me by @daas_beer on twitter. You might not have guessed it from here but I do love belgian beers and Belgian style beers and I tend to drink them a lot in the summer, the problem (if you can call it that) lately has been that I have had lots of good beers in so have been drinking those.
Daas Beers are premium organic Belgian beers, that use fresh Wallonian spring water, organic wheat and barley so are both certified organic by the Belgian and UK Soil association.
Last night we were feeling lazy and decided to get a Thai takeaway, nothing too spicy for a change just something tasty. I wasn’t quite sure if the two Daas beers would go with them or not but thought i’d give it a go.
I started off with the blonde – possibly a silly thing to do with it being the stronger of the two beers at 6.5%, It is made from malted barley and this gave it a lovely golden colour, it was quite cloudy, but that usually comes with the territory, it had quite a frothy head which must come from the secondary fermentation in the bottle, it smelt quite sweet, possibly of honey and fudge, It tasted sweet, a little bit hoppy with a hint of flowery citrus and a tiny little bit of bitterness. I found it really drinkable, which is great although im not sure your head would thank you in the morning.
I passed the glass to Emily for a try as I thought she might like it, unlike me she isn’t a big Belgian beer fan, but surprisingly she loved the Daas Blonde and I had a job getting the glass back off her, so I decided to crack open the Witte.
Daas Witte is a wheat based beer, again it poured cloudy with a smaller head (probably my poor technique), you could immediately smell that it was a wheat beer, it also smelt quite fruity and not as sweet as the Blonde.It tasted fresh, fruity, spicy and slightly flowery.
I passed the glass to Emliy, she wasn’t keen on this one she said it was too “Wheaty” which I kind of expected her to say, it was also great for me as it meant I could finish the rest of the bottle
I don’t think its as complicated as the Blonde but it was actually my favourite of the two, having said that I could have quite happily sat and drank a few bottles of both
As for the Thai Takeaway, it was fantastic as always and the beer went suprisingly well with it, complimenting the chilli and cutting through the richness of the sauce. [ED: Eat with squid chow mein or chilli salt potatoes]
I’m not sure where you can get either of the beers yet but it is worth keeping an eye on @daas_beer on twitter as they
usually tweet about where it is going on sale, hopefully I will be able to get a few more bottles from the supermarket soon.
For more info check out they pretty cool website @ www.daasbeer.com
PS the postcard that came with the beer was very nice and shall be placed on my desk for ever more – well until Emily sees it and chucks it in the bin