Top 4 Efteling specialty beers: drinking around the world at Efteling

Efteling sells regular pilsner at the parc but it also sells their own specialty beers at the resorts. Efteling has 4 specialty Efteling Beers available at the resorts. Bosrijkse Brouw for Bosrijk, 'Verdiende Loon for Loonse Land and a blond and brown Hotel de Bottle beers at the hotel.


The beer Bosrijkse Brouw has been available in Efteling Bosrijk; for immediate consumption in the restaurant Het Eethuys and to take home in the store Het Kleyn Waerenhuys. Bosrijkse Brouw comes in three-quarter liter bottles. Bosrijkse Brouw is a specialty beer with an alcohol content of 5.3% . The beer is only served and sold in large 750 ml bottles. The label reads: "A wondrous brew from the fairytale surroundings next to the Efteling. Bosrijkse Brouw perfectly matches the feeling of the Efteling Bosrijk holiday park, an oasis of tranquility among the trees, by the lake, or in a cozy village square. And you can taste it." Bosrijkse Brouw is an unfiltered, cloudy, bright mandarin-colored beer, with stable, fine foam. It is a refreshing sour beer with aromas of mango and mandarin. The sourness mainly comes from the ample carbonation. Additionally, the beer is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, lightly malty, and has an average body. It has a noticeable amount of esters for a bottom-fermented beer. The aftertaste is also fruity, with light hints of strawberries.


't Verdiende Loon is a blond beer exclusively available at the Efteling Loonsche Land holiday park, for immediate consumption in the restaurant De Proeftuyn and to take home in the store . 't Verdiende Loon 2023 is an almost clear yellow, highly sparkling beer with a sturdy, fine foam head. The aromas are notably pilsner-like for a top-fermented beer, with hints of sulfur and grainy scents, with accents of grapefruit and nuts. A notably full mouthfeel is accompanied by fine carbonation. The beer is astringent, bitter, but also sweet, with a slight sourness, and has hints of grains, grapefruit, and wood. The finish is very dry.. The beer, with an alcohol content of 6.8% and it comes in 33 cl bottles. 


Hotel de Bottle is the name of two beers exclusively available at the Efteling Hotel. Following 't Verdiende Loon for Loonsche Land and Bosrijkse Brouw for Bosrijk, two beers were developed for the hotel in 2019, namely Hotel de Bottle Blond Bier (yellow) and Hotel de Bottle Goudbruin Bier (blue). The beers are served in the hotel's bar and restaurant. They are also available for purchase in the souvenir shop.

Hotel de Bottle Blond is an accessible, fresh, caramel blond beer with a slight cloudiness and a light bitterness in the aftertaste. The aroma is sweet, slightly cloying, and sour due to the wheat. Scents of lemon and yellow fruit and clear esters from the yeast can be detected. The taste is balanced between bitter and sweet, with a slight sourness to accentuate it. It has flavors like mandarin and banana. It is a full-bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The aftertaste clearly reveals the grains used in the beer. The beer is made with Pilsner malt, Munich malt, and Caramalt 120, crystal sugar, and a top-fermenting yeast with a pepper and spice aroma. It is triple-hopped with Northern Brewer hops, giving it the fresh and bitter taste and aromas. It has an alcohol content of 6.5%.

The gold-brown variant is an orange-brown, cloudy beer with a fine layer of foam. It has caramel scents and syrupy aromas, but very light. The taste is like caramel, alcohol, and red fruit. It is lightly sweet, slightly bitter, and warm in taste, with a slight tingle on the tongue. The aftertaste is reminiscent of syrup. Interestingly, the blonde beer is fuller than the gold-brown beer, and the gold-brown beer is crisper. This makes the gold-brown beer deceptively lighter than it actually is. The gold-brown beer is top-fermented with a clean yeast and is made with Pilsner malt, wheat, aroma malt, and sugar. Fuggles is used as a bitter hop and Cascade for more freshness in the aroma. It has an alcohol content of 7.5%.


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