Heverlee was created in association with the Abbey of the Order of Premontre and was inspired by the beers first brewed by the monks in medieval times. The master brewer returned to his birthplace of Leuven on a mission to rediscover and recreate this classic bygone taste of medieval times . While exploring the abbey library he learned of a light, fresh tasting Beer and living by the abby motto “Ne Quid Nimis” which means life in balance he created a perfectly balanced beer that is akin to the ancient beers of medieval times.
Pours a clear bright gold with a stunning white head that holds really well. Aroma of grass, grain and lemon and the distinctly bitter aroma of Saaz which gives this beer its wonderful refreshing taste. The mouthfeel is creamy with a sweetness that offsets the bitterness. It is a deliciously refreshing Belgian Pils style beer. I first tasted Heverlee while out to dinner with the lads in the Ice House along Portstewart prom. The bar is an outstanding little place with fine food and if they keep serving this outstanding beer I will be back. It is another welcome addition to the range of 32 New Beers on my list of 32 Things.
Beer # 17