Strong Blond Beer - ‘Oaked’
Microbrewery De Hoorn was re-established in 2014. With the launch of its Cornet, Brouwerij Palm is harking back to the tradition of oaked beers, where oak is used to create the taste.
The four ‘Ingredients Masters’ employed by the De Hoorn brewery (responsible for herbs, hops, fruit and wood) develop this brewery’s new beers. The ‘woodmaster’ likes to experiment with wood procured from French, Hungarian and American oaks in different formats: untoasted, semi-toasted and fully toasted.
The Cornet will amaze you with its very subtle, wilful but refined taste of wood and a silky, mouth feel. Taste the successful balance between the fruitiness of the yeast and the vanilla sweetness coming from the wood.
he long finish provides a touch of warmth accompanied by a mild bitterness.
The beer was named after Theodoor Cornet. In the 17th century, he was the inn keeper of Afspanning De Hoorn in Steenhuffel, in charge of brewing and distilling.
At the request of the Count of Maldeghem-Steenhuffel, Lord of the Manor of Diepensteyn, Theodoor started brewing a beer that was meant to be a ‘keeper’.
This beer would mature in oak barrels in the cellars of Diepensteyn Castle, which had by then been acquired by the brewery.
In 2014 the Steenhuffel brewery site saw the installation of a microbrewery called… De Hoorn - and this is how Brouwerij Palm has returned to its village brewery roots.
Top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.
Cornet is brewed with water, barley malt, wheat, hops and yeast.
Colour & Transparency
The slightly sparkling beer shows a golden-blonde colour in the glass and is covered by a sturdy white collar of froth that stays beautifully upright.
6 °C / 43 °F
The aromas are done absolute and perfect justice in the elegant branded chalice that is tapered towards the top and rests on a tall stem. The stem of the glass bears the insignia of the Count of Maldegem-Steenhuffel, Lord of Diepensteyn.
Character, Tastes & Aromas
This strong blond beer, cold-stored on oak, retains the balance between the fruitiness of the yeast and mild vanilla touches provided by the wood.
The round, warm finish with its mildly bitter undertones is particularly striking. The characteristic mouth feel rivals that of oak-matured wine.
Cornet forms a perfect culinary pairing with veal, sweetbreads, guinea fowl, pheasant and grilled fish.
Keeping and Storage
Cornet will keep for 24 months in the bottle and for 6 months on tap.
Bottle ✔ On Tap ✔
Available bottled (33cl) and on tap (20l).
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