Grottenbier, or ‘cave beer’ was created many years ago by one of the greatest Belgian brewers, the (late) Pierre Celis, the legendary founder of...Hoegaarden. His idea achieved widespread popularity, and has now found a new home in the Kazematten, or casemates (a type of gun emplacement or bunker), of Ypres, one of the iconic Belgian First World War sites. Grottenbier was created with a particular purpose: to discover how consistently low temperatures, such as those found in a cave, would affect the evolution of a beer’s taste. And the temperatures in the bomb-proof souterrains of the former fortifications of the city of Ypres, where this beer now matures, are both low and stable. When the production of Grottenbier was taken over by Brouwerij Kazematten the beer underwent a face-lift that is reflected in its new name - Grottenbier is now known under the name of Grotten Santé. Nevertheless, the recipe has remained unchanged. Grotten Santé is a zesty beer with an alcohol volume of 6.5%, and is made using small quantities of exotic herbs that create a slight dryness. The beer has a chestnut brown colour.
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