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Minne


Wild blonde ale with Japanese flowering quince

The story of Minne

 

Wild blonde ale with Japanese flowering quince

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Minne was made with tiny quince apples from the food forest. Quince symbolises love and friendship, cherishing something or somebody, opening your heart to life. Picking the apples requires dedication, because they cling to their branches like there’s no tomorrow, amid long sharp thorns. All you can do is approach them with care and respect, like you would a loved one. Minne first came into being when Wouter of foodforest Ketelbroek kindly donated his entire harvest from a bad apple year, two tote bags full, just enough to create this beautiful beer. The next year saw more apples and luckily more Minne.

Minne is a rich and herbal wild blonde ale with light malty notes and elegant peppery notes. You can taste the Japanese flowering quince in hints of citrus and apple, while the finish offers a fruity bitterness from the fresh hops of our local hop grower.


Foodpairing

- Gnocchi with pecorino
- Persian tajine with quince and saffron
- Creamy broad bean purée with grilled green asparagus in a sauce of lemon and black pepper
- Cheese: Manchego

Batches

Batch #4 bottled
on 2021-03-21
Batch #3 bottled
on 2020-07-01
Batch #2 bottled
on 2019-02-22
Batch #1 bottled
on 2018-01-04

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