Houppe

slight detours, great moments.

The Houppe is the first beer of the Brasserie de Namur. Launched successfully in 2013, it can now be found far beyond our borders where it is a huge success.

The Houppe is a lager with a copper sheen colour, containing 7.5° alcohol with a fine and balanced bitterness you are bound to appreciate. An aromatic nose betrays the subtle blend of 3 varieties of hops. The attack is smooth on the pallet and brings out certain notes of citrus fruit.

Identification

Beer typeBlond triple with copper sheen colour
Alcohol content7.5%
Selling formats75cl and 33cl bottles, and 20l kegs

Production

The Houppe’s typical character is obtained by going back to three traditional brewing methods:

Dry hopping: we add one of the three varieties of hops during fermentation.

Long finish: An extended finish enables us to offer a non-filtered beer. Our beer is matured by time…

The use of selected yeasts and seeding from a fresh yeast guarantee certain typical notes of ester.

 

What if we tasted it?

To be enjoyed chilled so that its aromas can be released. Stored vertically, it should be served by tipping your glass slightly without pouring the dregs.

Before tasting it, admire it against the light, you will see a lager with a copper sheen colour and a generous sparkle.

Plunge your nose in the glass: the Houppe gives off a fruity aroma reminiscent of notes of citrus fruit and scents of hops.

Finally, the fruity and slightly sweet taste on the palate makes room for the bitterness achieved thanks to the use of 3 different of hops. A well balanced beer which easily conceals its 7.5%

 

Where does the name Houppe come from?

References to this beer date from the 14th and 15th centuries. In old French, hop was “hoppe.” The first brewer in Namur who used “hoppe” called his beer “Houppe.” Today, the name “Houppe” is making its way slowly into the French language. It will be included presently in the Larousse or the Robert, with its derivatives:

  • An ApérHouppe, clearly refers to an aperitif among friends sharing a Houppe
  • Houppe’s, sorry, I did not see you
  • Britney Spears in her clip “Houppe, I did it again”
  • And we must not forget the famous hidden reference by Marylin Monroe which is coming back into vogue today: “P’Houppe P Houppe pi d’Houppe”

Where to find it?

Jambes en l’air

small new product, great discovery.

Golden-coloured lager containing 4.8° alcohol. A beer with character, has an engaging nose that subsequently room for an aromatic beer whose distinctive hopped character lingers in the palate. Great moments of pleasure await you with this refreshing beer.

Identification

Type de bièreBlonde Or
Taux d'alcool4.8%
Formats de venteBouteilles 33 cl et fûts de 20 L

Production

The Houppe’s typical character is obtained by going back to three traditional brewing methods:

Dry hopping: we add one of the three varieties of hops during fermentation.

Long finish: An extended finish enable us to offer a non-filtered beer. Our beer is matured by time…

The use of selected yeasts and seeding from a fresh yeast guarantee certain typical notes of ester.

What if we tasted it?

To be enjoyed chilled so that its aromas can be released. Stored vertically, it should be served by tipping your glass slightly.

Before tasting it, admire it against the light, you will see a lager with a copper sheen colour and a generous sparkle.

Plunge your nose in the glass: the Houppe gives off a fruity aroma reminiscent of notes of citrus fruit and scents of hops.

Finally, the fruity and slightly sweet taste on the palate makes room for the bitterness achieved thanks to the use of 3 different of hops.

 

Why “Jambes en l’air?”

Why not?

 

Where to find it?

Chirlike

AN INCLUSIVE BEER

The celebrate their 175th anniversary, the Molons [Walloon folklore society] are launching the Chirlike, a Houppe beer matured in Armagnac casks. And it hits the spot!

The Houppe is obviously synonymous with notes of citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, etc. Those notes have gradually made room for flavours and scents conferred by the Armagnac. The alcohol content remains the same (7.5°), but the beer will be more hearty. Ideally, it should be left to rest a few more days. It will then give a very fine beer, with body, to be enjoyed quietly on a winter’s evening.

Identification

Beer typeBlond triple with a copper sheen colour
Alcohol content7.5%
Selling format5cl and 33cl bottles, and 20l kegs.

Where to find it?