The following beer recipe is featured in the September/October 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Access this issue along with the archives with Zymurgy Online!
Named for the city of Leuven—home of Europe’s longest bar counter—this Belgian-style wheat beer recipe explores the historic Leuven white ales that gained popularity in the 1700s. The traditional process of brewing Leuven’s white beer has been described as “hopelessly complicated,” so brewer and author Roel Mulder presents a modern take in his article The Lost White Beers of Belgium.
Expect this slightly-cloudy, pale-colored ale to have a prominent malt character with hints of spice from the yeast and hops. Weighing in just below 3% ABV, this makes for a great session beer.