Zinneke

Belgian Style Stout

Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, but fermented with a Belgian yeast, which brings out a beautiful, fruity nose.

This relatively new sub-style combines Belgian, American and English influences to create a beer whose total is more than equal to the sum of its parts. Here’s how Zinneke breaks down and adds back up. Start with a strong stout. This is the Big Beer Series after all… then “Belgianize” it by altering the grain bill and fermenting the wort with a Trappist yeast strain. We backed off the heavy caramel and roasted malts to create a more complimentary flavor profile for the yeast, which contributes fruity esters and a light body. These parts combine to create a beer with dark color and light body with prevalent flavors of dark fruits, vanilla and toffee, while subtle chocolate flavors appear in the finish.

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Vital Stats

ABV

8.7%

IBU

46

Color

Dark Ebony Brown

Malt Bill

North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Brown Malt

Hops

Bittering: Magnum, Flavor: Glacier

Yeast

Trappist Ale

Other

Dark Belgian Candi Syrup

Starting Extract

19° Plato

Big Beer Series