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This year’s magnum: a geuze-inspired blend which is, despite it’s complexity, very drinkable.

als water

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150cl
81,00
6.8% ABV.
Expected shipping date: 08/11/2021.
Since the beginning of Tommie Sjef, roughly every year we’ve released a magnum bottle (1.5 litre) filled with something special. For me personally, I love to work with only the beer, without fruit, and enjoying the varieties in taste from barrel to barrel. Discovering all those different characteristics and trying to make the perfect blend with only that which is available momentarily is the most exciting. Purchase of this year’s magnum will give you access to the membership program.

The perks of this membership are as follows:

  • Get exclusive access to all new releases 1 week (7 days) in advance.
  • Receive access to (at least) two limited quantity, members-only releases in the coming year.

Important note: from now on we’ve loosened the purchase limit to 12 bottles per customer, regardless of membership status. Combining of orders will no longer be offered. However, we believe the one week pre-sale will give members time to organise their 12-bottle-box as efficiently as they find necessary, although we cannot guarantee that the release will not sell out during the members-only pre-sale.

Memberships will last for one year, starting on the general release date of the next beer that is sold in the Tommie Sjef webshop.

This year’s magnum is filled with a great blend of wild ales, aged for 1, 2 and 4,5 years in oak barrels. In the nose you will find almost creamy Chardonnay notes and some minerality together with slightly sweaty notes (in a good way). The taste is quite balanced. Salted lemons, dry apple skin, herbs like laurel and thyme, a hint of oak and hoppy notes which give off a sweetness of sorts. The beer is perfectly drinkable because of the pronounced bitterness and dry tannins and interesting structure of the blend: it lacks a bit of backbone which actually helps to create a kind of open space in a good way.

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it.

The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows that is true, but few can put it into practice.

Therefore the Master remains serene in the midst of sorrow. Evil cannot enter his heart. Because he has given up helping, he is people’s greatest help.

True words seem paradoxical.

Verse 78 Tao te Ching
by Lao-tzu
“als water” is perfectly suitable for extensive ageing. I recommend to age the magnum for at least 6 months up to several years. Ageing will round the bitterness, balance out and open up the beer.
Store our beers upright or lying down in a cool, dark place. Our beers are best enjoyed between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius.

Ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, hops and wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria. All of our beers are made with certified organic ingredients.

 

Please do not forget to register an account, or to log in when purchasing your “als water”, since your membership can only be registered if you have an account with us.

By purchasing “als water”, you authorize us to store the email-address used by you at checkout until we have sent you a final email to give you members-only early access to the next magnum release. Also, you allow us to send you special members-only release notifications throughout the coming membership term using this email-address. If you would no longer like to receive these updates, or want to have your membership discontinued, please send us an email ([email protected]) or reply to our newsletter.

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This year’s magnum: a geuze-inspired blend which is, despite it’s complexity, very drinkable.

als water

Since the beginning of Tommie Sjef, roughly every year we’ve released a magnum bottle (1.5 litre) filled with something special. For me personally, I love to work with only the beer, without fruit, and enjoying the varieties in taste from barrel to barrel. Discovering all those different characteristics and trying to make the perfect blend with only that which is available momentarily is the most exciting. Purchase of this year’s magnum will give you access to the membership program.

The perks of this membership are as follows:

  • Get exclusive access to all new releases 1 week (7 days) in advance.
  • Receive access to (at least) two limited quantity, members-only releases in the coming year.

Important note: from now on we’ve loosened the purchase limit to 12 bottles per customer, regardless of membership status. Combining of orders will no longer be offered. However, we believe the one week pre-sale will give members time to organise their 12-bottle-box as efficiently as they find necessary, although we cannot guarantee that the release will not sell out during the members-only pre-sale.

Memberships will last for one year, starting on the general release date of the next beer that is sold in the Tommie Sjef webshop.

This year’s magnum is filled with a great blend of wild ales, aged for 1, 2 and 4,5 years in oak barrels. In the nose you will find almost creamy Chardonnay notes and some minerality together with slightly sweaty notes (in a good way). The taste is quite balanced. Salted lemons, dry apple skin, herbs like laurel and thyme, a hint of oak and hoppy notes which give off a sweetness of sorts. The beer is perfectly drinkable because of the pronounced bitterness and dry tannins and interesting structure of the blend: it lacks a bit of backbone which actually helps to create a kind of open space in a good way.

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it.

The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows that is true, but few can put it into practice.

Therefore the Master remains serene in the midst of sorrow. Evil cannot enter his heart. Because he has given up helping, he is people’s greatest help.

True words seem paradoxical.

Verse 78 Tao te Ching
by Lao-tzu
“als water” is perfectly suitable for extensive ageing. I recommend to age the magnum for at least 6 months up to several years. Ageing will round the bitterness, balance out and open up the beer.
Store our beers upright or lying down in a cool, dark place. Our beers are best enjoyed between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius.

 

Please do not forget to register an account, or to log in when purchasing your “als water”, since your membership can only be registered if you have an account with us.

By purchasing “als water”, you authorize us to store the email-address used by you at checkout until we have sent you a final email to give you members-only early access to the next magnum release. Also, you allow us to send you special members-only release notifications throughout the coming membership term using this email-address. If you would no longer like to receive these updates, or want to have your membership discontinued, please send us an email ([email protected]) or reply to our newsletter.

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150cl
81,00
6.8% ABV

Ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, hops and wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria. All of our beers are made with certified organic ingredients.

Expected shipping date: 08/11/2021.