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Beer – #671 – Haacht – Primus

Haacht Primus. Another of the beers you can buy here. I’ve been for the exercise with MrsPhil, I’ve washed the windows, outside, mown the lawn, minced some beef and pork for use later in things mysterious, and I’ve watched park football. I think I deserved something to at least quench the thirst.

..the dry and thirst- slaking aftertaste. A balanced taste.

500ml can, 5% ABV, 150 calories a serve size,

Brewed by Haacht or Brouwerij Haacht Brasserie in the style that might be: Premium Lager or Pilsner and they are Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

I've not done quite enough for a proper beer

I’ve not done quite enough for a proper beer

Clear, light-blond in colour with a fine head. Delicate hoppy aromas
Initially slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Then comes the dry and thirst- slaking aftertaste. A balanced taste.

Haacht is the 3rd ranking Belgian Brewer and is still independent. Primus is the main brand which is a crisp, dry and refreshing lager. It is brewed from all natural ingredients.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Aroma is nothing other than a familiar malt euro lager malt, except not much of it.

Haacht PrimusLooks brilliant in the glass, lovely orange gold yellow and a lovely head, nice carbonation, these beers really are nicely presented.

Aroma in the glass nothing to write home about though.

Taste is neither here nor there, there is hint of hop ‘bite’ but not a lot, it’s just cold wet Euro-lager.

Not to say that it isn’t good beer, frankly it isn’t good beer, but it isn’t terrible undrinkable chemical disaster.

As a fridge filler at the price for a gold beer on a hot day I’m sure there are many worse options that you could choose, and a dash of lemonade might pep it up a bit.

I’ve had much worse

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 5 of its things from the thing. Average beer, average taste, average engagement, bit it looks brilliant, and it was cold and I did drink it all.

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? Only because I did all the chores.
  • Would I have another? Not until I have to do all the chores again and it’s very hot out and I’m desperate.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights?  hahaha no.

Music for this : Well I had generic ’70’s pop musics on the Spotify  I should make my own playlist

PILSENER

While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up.

PREMIUM LAGER

A beer that straddles between the mainstream Pale Lager and Pilsner. Not all beers that call themselves Premium Lager are, but those that are will typically have a deep gold to light bronze colour, and distinct influence of malt and hops. They should be free of adjuncts and will have a softer carbonation than Pale Lager or Classic German Pilsner.IBUs will typically range in the 20’s, and lagering times will typically be 4-6 weeks, more in line with what pilsners have. Overall accent will be malty-to-balanced, alcohol in a slightly tighter range than either Pale Lager or Pilsner (4.5-5.5%). Most often the product of a microbrewery or brewpub, but macrobreweries can make this style if they jack up the hops a bit and make it all-malt.

 

 

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2 comments on “Beer – #671 – Haacht – Primus

  1. kingmidget
    September 13, 2015

    Craft brewers in California are getting into putting their beer in cans these days. It’s something I just don’t get. I know you didn’t like this beer, but it does sound like the perfect beer for after completing your chores, particularly that lawn mowing.

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    • Philip Walter
      September 13, 2015

      But cans, so much more volumetricly friendly, lighter, and light resistant. Cost benefits to the brewer of course.

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