Recently “designed” by Brasserie Du Pays Flamand, the Anosteké is one of the finest successes of the young brewery.
Launched in 2010, this craft lager has rapidly conquered the heart of beer amateurs in the area of Lille, in Northern France, thanks to its numerous excellent aromas and flavours. It is an IPA, that is to say a beer in which hops have a great importance since it is used in great quantity. It gives more bitter beers compensating with more fruity and floral flavours.
The Anosteké Blond Ale pours a pale lightly gold colour topped by a nice thick and long-lasting white head. It releases pleasant fruity and floral aromas reminiscent of citrus fruits.
Then, it features the same kind of flavours as for the aromas along with sharp bitterness. The latter has a long length in the mouth. The Anosteké distinguishes from other French beers with its hoppy character. It is named after the expression “tot anoste keer”, which means “see you next time” in Flemish. One could not have dreamt of a better name for a beer that calls for another tasting. Another particularity for this beer is that all the CO2 emissions that its production causes are offset, a first for a French beer! If you’re interested, you may also try the brown Anosteké Imperial Stout.