2 Halfs De Kirk

Style
Belgian Pale Ale
ABV
5.5%

We don’t see many examples of Belgian pale ales in Australia. Unless you’ve popped over to Belgium for a cheeky crawl of the Trappist abbeys, there’s a decent chance you’ve never had one – or a fresh one, at least.

De Kirk isn’t the full-on experience of a dubbel or a strong ale, but it shines a deep golden-amber colour that promises more flavour than a blonde ale. The significant malt character of crunchy toast with an almost earthy edge is balanced out by the phenolic spice notes from the yeast, which offer up clove, bubblegum, and a touch of iodine like you’d find in certain peated whiskies.

But for all this flavour, it’s surprisingly approachable – a good introduction to the style while saving yourself a trip to meet the Trappists.

Mick Wust

Name
2 Halfs Brewing Distilling
Address

2 Stokes Avenue
Alexandria
NSW 2015

Phone
(02) 8068 0915
Open Hours

Mon to Wed: takeaway only 11am to 5pm
Thursday: 1pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 1pm to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm

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