Haacht

About

Haacht is the largest family run brewery in Belgium and the third largest overall.

 

The brewery can trace its origins back to 1898, in the small town of Haacht just outside Brussels. Their best-known brand is the award-winning Primus, their 5.2% premium lager.

 

They have recently developed a range of innovative speciality beers under the Super 8 brand. And they are well-known for the Tongerlo range of abbey ales brewed under the expert guidance of monks from the nearby Tongerlo Abbey. Tongerlo Lux Blonde was voted the World’s Best Beer in the World Beer Awards 2014.

Haacht Branded Drinks
Haacht Branded Drinks

Tongerlo Lux

6.0% blonde ale

 

Copper pale ale with a spicy aroma of honey, molasses and nuts with some floral notes. The taste is of soured fruit and honeyed sweetness with some astringent bitterness in the finish

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Tongerlo Nox

6.5% dark brown double ale

 

Rich dark brown ale with notes of blackcurrant, chocolate, coffee, nuts and leather on the nose. The taste is smooth, medium sweet and full bodied with notes of chocolate and ginger and quite a bitter, earthy finish.

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Tongerlo Prior

9.0% triple ale

 

Dark gold triple ale – so called because of the increase in ingredients to produce a more intense ale. A sweet fruity aroma of nectarine, banana and spice leads to a full-bodied creamy taste of more fruit, wine and some chocolate

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Primus

5.2% premium Belgian pilsner lager

 

Bright pale golden lager with and aroma of lemon fruit, hay and grassy hops and sweet mal. The taste is quite malty and sweet with strong citrus notes and some pepperiness and more bitterness in the finish.

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Mystic Cherry

3.5% refreshing wheat beer with cherry juice

 

Deep red wheat beer with 25% cherry juice to make a refreshing, fruity, easy-drinking beer with some spicy notes.

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Super 8 Blanche

5.1% witbier

 

This hazy golden white beer has a fruity aroma of bananas, citrus peel, coriander and cloves. The taste is of wheat, honey and notes of orange and coriander and just a hint of bitterness.

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Super 8 IPA

6% India Pale Ale

 

This darkly amber ale has a hoppy resinous aroma with toffee and caramel and strong citrus and grapefruit notes. The taste is malty, spicy with citrus fruit and sweet hop notes with a solid malt backbone.

Awards:

 

Primus

Gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards and 3 stars at the Superior Taste Awards 2013 and 2015

 

Tongerlo Lux

Overall World Champion Beer at the World Beer Awards 2014

 

Mystic Cherry

World’s Best Fruit Beer at the World Beer Awards 2018

 

Super 8 Blanche

Best Belgian Wit bier at the World Beer Awards 2017

 

Super 8 IPA

3 stars at the Superior Taste Awards 2017

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