March has now rolled in and that means the beginning of lighter mornings; daffodils carpeting every patch of grass and early Spring sunshine. But most importantly Mother’s Day is getting closer…4 days closer. So you better get your cards, flowers, or whatever you mum likes right now to save the last-minute dash to the shop.
Anyway, enough about Mother’s Day, it is time to quench your thirst with this week’s Midweek Drink.
Today, I have chosen to review a Dutch low-alcohol IPA brewed by Kompaan brewery known as Stunt Double.
A brief history on Kompaan brewery
Kompaan brewery was founded in 2010 by two friends, Jeroen and Jasper. It took them two years to produce their first ever beer, known as the Bondgenoot, which paved the way of allowing them to follow this up with two more: Kameraad & Vrijbuiter.
In 2014, the brewery moved to an industrial area in The Hague. One year later, they moved to a larger building on Saturnustraat where they remain to this day, producing award-winning Stouts and IPA’s.
Three senses and a beverage
Kompaan’s Stunt Double is produced in a 330ml bottle with an ABV of 0.5% and has the following ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, rye, hops, yeast.
This IPA reveals itself as a dark amber beverage as I pour slowly into a glass, accompanied by a frothy off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind white laces on the side.
When passing my nose over the glass, I am instantly welcomed by the aroma of the malted barley with a sweet hint of tropical fruits.
With a light, thin and crisp body, and moderate carbonation, my tastebuds are treated to a sweet tropical fruit flavour that is common in most IPAs, finishing off with a sweet, dry hoppy aftertaste.