Noest is a dark, mildly sour beer with delicate notes of toasted bread, cacao and red fruit. It was fermented with a traditional English yeast and matured with Brettanomyces, which gives this beer its exciting vinous character. Noest tastes like a love affair between a porter and a Flemish red, which is not so strange if you consider that Flemish red is actually derived from early porters. Where modern porters are usually quite sweet and full, Noest is subtle and dry and that’s exactly how we want it to be: a beer that will lift you up and quench your thirst when you come home from work, be it summer or winter! Noest was aged in a stainless steel fermenter for 6 months.
Brewed by Nevel Artisan Ales in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), a brewery launched in 2016 by Mattias and Vincent after being homebrewers. Nevel has now a small team and produces 1500 litres a day, mainly using local foraged herbs and flowers, testing wild fermentations and trying to get closer to the farmhouse styles.