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Of course, the traditional top-fermented household beer could also be quite strong.
The beers they were making were probably murky, top-fermented brews, but by the mid-19th century Czech brewers had developed pale, bottom-fermenting pilsners, and these promptly took the world by storm.
Floris Appel is brewed by Huyghe, in North Flanders--a brewery that has been making top-fermented ales since about 1654.
The two Westmalle beers sold outside the brewery (there is a third available solely for the monks' pleasure) are top-fermented ales (as are all Trappist beers) and stronger than ordinary beer.
Like all of Europe, until the lager revolution of the mid-1800s, Dutch brewers brewed top-fermented ales.
Laurent Demuynck, Ommegang's new President and head of Duvel Moortgat USA, added, "There is no question that the market for Belgian beers in general, and top-fermented specialty ales made in Belgium and the United States is ripe for development.
It's top-fermented like an ale, but it's conditioned long and cold like a lager.
Top-fermented wheat beers were the style of the day in Denmark, and that's what Jacobsen brewed.
HDT also plans to bring in two other Hoss beers in the coming months-Bayern Helles, a Munich-style helles, and Weisser Hirsch, a top-fermented wheat beer.
In the authentic German altbier tradition, Winternacht is top-fermented to impart the character of an ale and cold-conditioned for the smoothness of a lager.