Kessel Blond and Kessel 69 are produced throughout the year.
The three aperitif beers are always available as well.
In addition, a seasonal beer is brewed each season: the so-called specials. In spring, we produce the Holsbeekse Lentetripel/Spring Triple; in the summer you can try our Caroussel special; and finally, you can light up your dark winters with our Xmas special.
The original location Kessel-Lo still lends its name to our two standard beers. The names of our more recent beer types are connected to the current location of the brewery or to one of the several partners we have worked with to create our unique beers.
Our aperitif beers (Gulden Delle - Ferme Framboos and Brut) are a nod to vine culture, similar to what medium dry, rosé and brut are for sparkling wine, cava or champagne.
The original location of De Vlier in Kessel-Lo still lends its name to this beer. Kessel Blond is a clear straw-coloured beer of high fermentation (7.5% ABV) with a thick veil and a huge white head, somewhat adhesive. The aroma is fresh, with hops, apple and citrus. After a neutral start, a fruity, sparkly taste with a hint of honey and an aftertaste of light hops hits. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Kessel 69 is an amber coloured beer of 6.9% ABV Cloudy with an adhesive white head.
It has a malty aftertaste and a pleasant bitterness. Taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
This beer was brewed for the 40th anniversary of the association "Men of 1969". Leuven has a long held the peculiar tradition of forming groups around a certain year, always called "Men of ...". On the eve of their 40th birthday, men of Leuven unite on the base of a common birth year, regardless of religious, political or any other beliefs, creed or origin. From their 40th birthday on they are active for ten years, with congregations and participation in various activities wherein friendship and fun in life are the central value. After ten years, one passes to the "Abraham"-groups, to take it easy.
(Holsbeek Spring Triple)
To regain strength after an exhausting winter, Brewery De Vlier provides this multigrain spring triple. This beer, made from barley, wheat and oats, has a specific aroma and a hoppy aftertaste. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Carrousel beer was brewed for the first time at the request of cultural centre 30CC (Leuven) to celebrate the unique folk festival in Kessel-Lo on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Master brewer Marc selected four grains and some hops varieties to create a unique lager with a distinctive fresh and fruity character. The beer is made with spelt malt which adds a slight acidity to the beer. We use a new hops variety, CITRA, which gives this beer its refreshing citrus character. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Brut is De Vlier's festive beer. Perfect as an aperitif and on festive occasions. This beer has lovely fresh acidity through a complex fermentation process. The secondary fermentation with champagne yeast creates strong carbonic bubbles and a full flavour. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized. The excellent companion to a festive event. You are looking for an alternative to cava, crémant or champagne? Look no further, you found it!
Gulden Delle is a delicious aperitif beer. Made sour-sweet by a complex fermentation process. Made fruity by using the incredible perfume of elderberry blossoms captured in homemade elderflower syrup which is carefully united with the beer. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized. An ideal refreshment on a hot summer day, or an excellent companion at the start of a meal. This beer is the medium dry appetizer of our three beers.
Two local products unite to create this unique aperitif beer! De Ferme Framboos is a farm in Sint-Agatha Rode that produces juice from its own ecologically grown raspberries, which gives this beer its distinctive flavour and colour consistency. Brewery De Vlier uses a sour-sweet beer as a base, which is gained through a complex fermentation process. Combined with the delicious raspberry juice, this results in a divine drink! The rosé-aperitif beer is the last of the brewery's trio of aperitif beers. With taste evolution, unfiltered and unpasteurized.