‘I worked in psychiatry for years and also brewed my own beer for years. These two passions have come together here.’
Fer Kok – co-founder of De Prael
De Prael Beers
5,7% De Prael’s German-style session beer. This bitter blonde is a neutral yet firm, structured beer. The use of Tettnang hops gives this hoppy, bitter brew a light citrus taste in the finish. Production in 2014: 379 hl.
5,4% Our wheat beer, or as the Germans would say, “ein Hefeweizen” is a very lightly fruity beer. Spices in the nose but also a soft note of banana and cloves are key characteristics in this style of beer. The type of yeast we use is also essential to our weizen’s particular flavour. Production in 2014: 96 hl.
6,5% An India Pale Ale. This style of beer is known for its bitterness and, above all, its hops. This originally British style was made into a true art form in the United States, where it has become extremely popular. Especially striking in this beer is the grapefruit nose and flavour that comes as a result of dry-hopping. Production in 2014: 108 hl.
7,5% De Prael’s flagship beer. This triple is made according to Belgian tradition, with coriander playing an important role, and is lightly sweet and spicy. Production in 2014: 202 hl.
7,7% This beer is something of a rare bird from Brouwerij de Prael. Even though Scotch Ale is a classic style of beer, we’ve given this one a distinctive twist. Brewed with smoked malt and also with our Weizen beer yeast, this beer is a real adventure. Production in 2014: 47 hl.
9,6% A barley wine is a sweet and heavy beer, usually with fruity characteristics. This impressive beer is brewed with oranges, which give it its full, fruity character, and is rounded off with a light hint of coriander. Production in 2014: 62 hl.
11,5% The strongest beer brewed at Brouwerij de Prael again follows the Belgian tradition. This beer has an impressive, sweet caramel aroma, and is a great way to round off your day. Production in 2014: 45 hl.
9,0% A Double India Pale Ale. The hops used in this brew make it very fruity and make for a full-bodied and flavourful, yet pleasing, easy-drinking beer. But with 9% alcohol, it’s also a very strong beer – definitely made for sipping! Production in 2014: 41 hl.
6,1% There are many different styles of Pale Ale. Even though it’s an English style, Americans in particular have elevated Pale Ales into their own special sort of beer. Nevertheless, through the use of aromatic English hops, Brouwerij de Prael sticks with the unique English style.
4,9% Milk stout is in a widely drunk beer in Great Britain, but it remains unknown in the Netherlands. This beer is full and malty in flavour, and also happens to have the lowest alcohol percentage of all the beers from our brewery. Milk sugar (lactose) is used to give this beer its distinct sweetness. Production in 2014: 32 hl.
6,4% A Dortmunder is, as the name would suggest, a traditional German beer first brewed in Dortmund. It is a bottom-fermented beer. Compared to a pilsner, this type of beer usually has a higher alcohol content and less hops – but the part about having less hops didn’t totally work out at Brouwerij de Prael. Production in 2014: 5 hl.
6,6% This is a very malty beer with a light sweetness but also a floral aroma because of its hop profile. A refreshing beer for spring – or even just throughout the whole year. Production in 2014: 19 hl.
7,2% A strong beer to withstand the first autumn storms. In keeping with the tradition of classic Dutch bock beers, this beer stands out for its rounded and solid flavour. Certainly not overly sweet! Production in 2014: 56 hl.
4,5% A Bitter. A classic English-style beer brewed with distinctive noble hops, which make this beer a great thirst-quencher. Made in collaboration with a Rotterdam brewery, the Bijdehand Brouwerij, this beer is a tribute to the matches played within classic football rivalries, or derbies, that in Dutch are known as “Klassieker”. Production in 2014: 62 hl.
6,7% This Smoked Porter is a joint venture between two Amsterdam breweries, Oedipus Brewing and Brouwerij de Prael, and “Dan The Meat Man,” an eccentric butcher that smokes the malt for this beer in his own smoker. Production in 2014: 15 hl.
5,4% A saison made alongside Two Chefs Brewing. We make the beer, they take care of the spices. The combination of hops, basil and ginger make this a very tasty beer for all seasons. Production in 2014: 8 hl.
5,7% Smoked beers in Germany are fairly well known, but in the Netherlands they are still relatively unknown. The smoked malt used in this beer give it a surprisingly warm flavour.