Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
In 17th century Britain beer was the drink of the common man. Wine was for the wealthy,
tea was for the weak and water was usually quite poisonous. Men, women and children
drank beer morning, noon and night. The most popular type of beer was porter because of
its modest price and its nutritional value. One of the most popular porter brewers, and often
incorrectly credited with the invention of the beer, was Ralph Harwood. This beer is inspired
by the brown porter made at the time.
Enters the glass with a deep mahogany with a small tan head. The nose quickly fills toffee and
sweet chocolate. Smooth in flavour and with a big mouth feel without significant bitterness from
the hops. Ends full, creamy and lush.
Should be paired with food as it could have been served at Harwoods time. A steak- and kidney
pie should work well or for the slightly more modern touch serve it with a porter house steak
smothered in a wild mushroom and oyster gravy.