Jaapie pours bright red in the glass, with a thin white head that is gone in the blink of an eye.
The aroma is red berries, sweet malt and lots of fruity esters from the yeast, and to taste you get plums, raspberries and banana from the yeast.
It’s just like a Belgian Red but with everything amplified – fruit, sweetness and alcohol.
We are told it was named after Jaap Valkhoff, a singer from Katendrecht, the Rotterdam peninsula and district where the brewery is based – he wrote the F.C. Feijenoord club song “hand-in-hand“.
We don’t know what you’ll make of the song, but the beer is absolutely terrific.