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Netherlands - De Prael

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks

De Prael

Helicopterstraat 13 - 15, 1059 CE, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set up with the help of government grants, Amsterdam’s smallest brewery has a workforce made up of recovering psychiatric patients. The first choice of name—De Parel (“The Pearl”)—had to be changed when Budels complained that it infringed on the copyright of their Parel beer. The solution was simply to shuffle the letters of the name around.


beer style: Witbier
alcohol content: 5.4% ABV

Unspiced, but with prominent citrus aromas, a touch of fruit, and an unexpectedly hoppy finish.


beer style: Barley Wine
alcohol content: 9.6% ABV

Neither malt nor hops dominate this fruity strong ale, laced with pepper, toffee, and caramel.

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