Beers.


Our aim is to enrich the beer culture rather than repeating what other brewers are already doing. We take a lot of inspiration from historical brewing documents and half-forgotten traditions but we also like to make way forward by forging together elements from different beer cultures as well as through pure experimentation.

i.  Current beers.

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  • Lipreader is brewed every year for the winter season. Loads of crystal malt and a dash of Swedish alder-smoked malt make the backbone around which the recipe changes every year.
    This year’s edition is brewed with fruity hop varieties and a measure of roasted malt creating a dark and distinctly fruity beer with notes of citrus, cherries and currants against a backdrop of nutty malt, along with that woody smokiness that is the hallmark of this beer.
    Kind of beer. Lipreader 2016
    Style. winter warmer
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,068
    Colour. ruby
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, caramel, smoked, chocolate barley malts
    Hops. Admiral, Chinook
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain

    Brewed to an original recipe from Lees Brewery of Manchester, UK, dated October 19th 1956, this is essentially a pale coloured version of a classic Burton ale. Full-bodied and somewhat sweet, fruity and biscuity with a delicate earthy hop note.
    Kind of beer. Spiral Scratch
    Style. strong ale
    ABV. 6,8%
    OG. 1,070
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pale ale, mild ale, crystal barley malts
    Hops. Fuggle
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    Adjuncts. invert sugar no 3, maize


  • Another extinct beer style resurrected, this time in collaboration with Brass Castle Brewery from the UK. Brewed to an original recipe from Rose’s Brewery of Malton, North Yorkshire, dated 19th of October 1895, this is in a style known as AK; essentially a session pale ale in modern vocabulary. A pale and hoppy everyday quaffer.
    Kind of beer. Isaac’s Rose
    Style. AK (light pale ale)
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,052
    Colour. straw
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, rice
    Hops. Hallertau Mittelfrüh, First Gold
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Adjuncts. invert sugar

    Known as ”mild ale” among the drinkers, ”X ale” (single ale) among the brewers and simply ”English ale” abroad, this was for many decades the most popular drink in the pubs around Britain and also imitated by brewers in other countries. It would eventually transform into the significantly different mild ale we know today, but is long extinct in its original form – until now. Together with beer historian Ron Pattinson we have, with close attention to detail, recreated Whitbread’s standard ale anno 1865; a typical 19th century London mild.
    Kind of beer. Monster Soup X
    Style. X ale
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. mild ale barley malt
    Hops. East Kent Golding, Cluster, Hallertau Mittelfrüh
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


  • To celebrate the first five years of tears we have revisited the very first beer we brought to the public back in 2011. A pale ale fermented at elevated temperatures bringing about spicy notes resembling Belgian-style brewing, that together with British malt and Anglo-American hopping makes for …something different.
    Kind of beer. Lost Property Ale
    Style. pale ale
    ABV. 6%
    OG. 1,058
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale and caramel barley malts
    Hops. First Gold, Chinook, Bramling Cross, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


    Smoke & Mirrors presents an outspokenly fruity aroma backed by a gentle smokiness and a very dry, slightly bitter finish.
    Brewed using American hops and three types of smoked malt, slowly and thoroughly fermented with multiple expressive yeast strains.

    Kind of beer. Smoke & Mirrors
    Style. triple hopped smoked farmhouse ale
    ABV. 8,5%
    OG. 1,067
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pilsner, pale ale, beech-, peat- and alder-smoked barley malts
    Hops. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
    Adjunct. sugar


  • Tripel strength farmhouse ale; very dry, spicy and citrussy.
    Kind of beer. Far Out
    Style. super-saison
    ABV. 9%
    OG. 1,072
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. barley and oat malts, wheat
    Hops. Admiral, Bramling Cross, Challenger
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
    Adjunct. sugar, star anise


    Brewed in the old tradition of March keeping beers, very strong beers meant for aging, this beer is intensely hopped during 3,5 hours of boiling in our direct-fired copper, fermented in open square to reach beyond 10% ABV and finally matured for more than six months before release. This Burton-style barley wine is a very characterful, rich and complex beer where the malty, hoppy and estery elements are elevated to the max. Best savoured on gloomy evenings by the candle light. Warning: This beer may be harmful to IPA drinkers.
    Kind of beer. Old Geezer
    Style. barley wine
    ABV. 10,5%
    OG. 1,107
    Colour. reddish
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pale barley malt
    Hops. Whitbread Golding, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain

  • A dark, malty sweet beer with notes of black fruits, dates, caramel and liquorice.
    Kind of beer. Broomrider
    Style. bokbier
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. red
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. Munich, amber, Vienna, caramel, chocolate barley malts, wheat malt
    Hops. Lubelski
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain


    Light and dry old-school saison in which herbal hop notes are complemented by a quirky fruitiness.
    Kind of beer. Saison en Enfer
    Style. saison
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,045
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium-low
    Grains. pilsner, vienna, melanoidin barley malts, dark wheat malt
    Hops. Marynka, Perle, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain



  • English style bitter with a nice balance of woody marmalade hops, biscuity malt and fruity esters.

    Kind of beer. Trespasser
    Style. special bitter
    ABV. 5,5%
    OG. 1,054
    Colour. copper
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pale ale, crystal and chocolate barley malts, unmalted wheat
    Hops. Fuggle, Challenger, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain



    For earlier beers, special releases and a more comprehensive overview see ➔ Aleography

ii.  Year-round Beers.
  • The original Amsterdam pale ale, available year round. Brewed with generous amounts of the finest East European hops for an exquisite floral citrus character and full flavour.
    Kind of beer. Green Cap
    Style. traditional pale ale
    ABV. 6%
    OG. 1,056
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. pilsner, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Styrian Golding, Saaz, Target
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    Quaffable yet flavourful beer brewed with three unusual old-school hop varieties for a spicy, fruity aroma of black currant and lemon balancing a malty backbone with hints of toffee and liquorice.
    Kind of beer. The Last Possession
    Style. amber ale
    ABV. 5%
    OG. 1,049
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Bullion, Bramling Cross, Brewer’s Gold
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
  • The sixth edition is showcasing one of our favourite hops; Target. Outspokenly hoppy, spicy and slightly floral with notes of citrus, pineapple and spruce.
    Kind of beer. La Condition Humaine VI: Livin’ Sacrifice
    Style. IPA
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,058
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. high
    Grains. pilsner, amber barley malts
    Hops. Target, Styrian Golding, Pilgrim
    Yeast. single top fermenting strain
    A rich and fruity, somewhat spicy and fairly complex beer in the Belgian vein. Currently on hold, but will return soon.
    Kind of beer. Misery King
    Style. strong amber ale
    ABV. 8%
    OG. 1,070
    Colour. amber
    Bitterness. low
    Grains. pilsner, amber and caramel barley malts
    Hops. Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermentation
    Adjuncy. sugar
iii.  Special Releases.
  • Inspired by the strong, dark, warming ales of Scotland, with an emphasized roasted dimension, this beer has notes of toffee, chocolate, fruitcake, hazelnuts, mocha and liquorice. Brewed for the OCCII cultural centre, Amsterdam.
    Kind of beer. Sl’OCCII 134
    Style. Scotch ale
    ABV. 8,4%
    OG. 1,080
    Colour. red-brown
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale, caramel, brown and chocolate barley malts
    Hops. Progress, Challenger, Target
    Yeast. dual top fermenting strain
    Saison specially brewed for Cafe de Jaren, Amsterdam. Spicy, fruity and hoppy with a smooth dry taste.
    Kind of beer. Golden Years
    Style. saison
    ABV. 6,5%
    OG. 1,050
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, oats
    Hops. Aurora, Willamette, Target
    Yeast. top fermenting multistrain
  • Broomrider aged for twelve months on oak barrel, resulting in an oud bruin-like character of complex oaky, vanilla, sherry and dried fruit aromatics with a refreshingly acidic tang.
    Kind of beer. Old Broomrider
    Style. oud bruin-ish dark ale
    ABV. 7%
    OG. 1,065
    Colour. red-brown
    Bitterness. very low
    Grains. various
    Hops. Spalt Select
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

    SAVE THE WORLD

    Farmhouse ale matured on oak barrel. Bone dry, woody and funky.
    Kind of beer. Save The World
    Style. farmhouse ale
    ABV. 6,7%
    OG. 1,050
    Colour. golden
    Bitterness. medium
    Grains. pale barley malt, oats
    Hops. Aurora, Willamette, Target
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

  • ARCHIMEDES Q

    Jane spent five months in an oak barrel and came out as a new self. Smooth vanilla aromas complement the roasted malts, finishing dry with a slight tartness.
    Kind of beer. Archimedes Q
    Style. porter
    ABV. 6,6%
    OG. 1,061
    Colour. black
    Bitterness. medium-high
    Grains. various
    Hops. Northdown
    Yeast. mixed fermentation

vii.  Upcoming beers.


Kind of beer. Description. ABV. Expected release.
TBA southern English style IPA 4,5% January
LA CONDITION HUMAINE VII IPA; Waimea edition 6,5% January


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