Maelstrom is a living, not pasteurized, fermented beer and is brewed to mark the 10th anniversary of SNAB. Looking back at the history of brewing, we noticed the phenomenon of mother-daughter beer on a regular base. This old brewing method used the same multiple deposit to brew more beers, and is the base for our Maelstrom (9.8%) and Snab Pale Ale (6.3%). By rinsing the heavy deposit an increasingly strong beer is obtained. For purely practical reasons, both beers are brewed separately. In our efforts to be innovative at the Dutch beer market, we herein also succeeded again with the Maelstrom. Especially for the lovers of dry beers, this hop bitter American Barley Wine has been developed. By using Cascade and Amarillo hops and the use of "dry-hopping, this beer has a distinct character.
On the nose, hop flowers, grapefruit and fruity. On the palate, bitter, dry and fruity with a sticky yet dry mouth feel. A fruity after taste which turns into hop bitterness.