De Blonde Barbier

'The Blonde Barber'

‘The Blonde Barber’

De Blonde Barbier, or The Blonde Barber, is a Blond Belgian Ale from De Bekeerde Suster in AmsterdamOne of four house brews, it is light and golden in color, the head is not too thick and it smells a little sweet. It tastes relatively light which masks its ABV (6.2%). Its very smooth and drinkable but doesn’t have a lot of taste.

The name comes from Gerardus Franciscus Bicker Son, a famous local who frequented the bar in the 16th century. He was known as the Blonde Barber, serving the community not only with a proper haircut, but also surgical needs and apparently tales and stories. From what I gather, the drink is much smoother than the man but perhaps its fitting that his name lives on through a beverage he regularly enjoyed.

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