Belgian brewing industry was facing serious threats and difficulties during
the tumultuous years of European industrialization in the late 1800s: beer
prices were bottom low, the new lager-beer was aggressively invading the
local market and competition was tough, there were 3 400 breweries in
Belgium in 1907. Belgian brewers prepared a counterattack: they wanted
to create something different to stop the lager-invasion. And succeeded:
a new beer style emerged – Golden Ale – appreciated today the world over.
Most famous among them is of course Duvel (devil in Flemish).
Stallhagen Golden Ale got some “devil” in the bottle as well with its
strength of 7,5%. We call our beer Rooster. You may hear the defiant
crows? The warm golden color of Rooster emanates from Carapale-malt.
The white, billowy head is lasting and smooth. Aroma is fresh and fruity
with tones of pears. Taste is refined, fruity and a touch peppery. With its
lighter body, pleasant hops bitterness and dry finish Stallhagen Rooster is
a straight forward strong ale – easy to drink and delicious.