Loterbol • Belgium
Brouwerij Loterbol may well be the smallest commercial brewery in Belgium – annual production of both its beers is only about 650 cases.
Loterbol is a crisp blonde ale that is very tasty and mightily satisfying. It drinks much easier than its 8% ABV would suggest, and tastes a little spicy, though no spices are used in the brewing. The exotic palate of this beer comes from the unique strain of yeast and the loads of Styrian Goldings used for dry-hopping.
‘Loterbol’ is a Flemish word for a fool or prankster, an allusion to the deceptive smoothness and drinkability of this beer.