Ah Antwerp, how I love thee... and your beer...


Only in Antwerp will you see a tram like this - straight from the past, but more importantly, with a sign for Antwerp's own brewery, De Koninck, the brewery of the hand. I could tell you a lot about it, but all you need to know for now is that it is established in Antwerp since 1833, and that they make the 'bolleke'.

How should I describe this amber-coloured ambrosia, its velvety flavour and the rich foam which greets you as you lift the typical bolleke glas to your lips? Oh, and by the way, on tap, please, never from the bottle.

Drink it in one of Antwerp's brown caf├ęs and you will never want anything else. I recommend some cheese and mustard as a side.

PS - sadly the tram team did not have bollekes on board. Shame on them all!

4 messages:

Wildcard said...

Best to drink a lot with those very warm days ;-)

Vic said...

Is that just cheese and mustard? No bread or anything?

Lula de Montes said...

@wildcard: oh, I'm a firm believer that you should never drink any less.

@vic: just that, no bread. Usually they will also serve head cheese or salami.

Vikki said...

If I ever make it to Belgium, sign me up for this!

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