Friday, June 21, 2013

La Corne du bois des pendus

The Ale

“La Corne du Bois des Pendus” ( The Horn from the wood of the hanged men) is a beer brewed with Pilsen malt and wheat. This gives it a sunny colour, a plentiful and creamy head with exceptionally long hold.


The two varieties of hops selected result in a beer with a noticeable and even strong bitterness. Citrus and rose aromas are also present. It is thus both smooth and refreshing.
The blonde beer from the Ebly brewery has an alcohol content of 5.9 % and the triple a content of 10%. La Corne du Bois des Pendus must be enjoyed in its horn-shaped glass.


History

The place called “La Corne du Bois des Pendus” comes from a tragic event that occurred in the 17th century during the terrible Thirty Years’ War. Polish, Croatian and Hungarian troops sent by Germany to fight against France settled in southern Luxembourg in February 1636.
Believing they were in France, the troops began to ransom all surrounding villages. They tracked down the people who had taken refuge in the forest of Anlier. Between La Folie and the hamlet of Rodenhoff, where the forest of Anlier forms a Horn, the troops hanged a hundred men, women and children. It is in tribute that this place is now called la Corne du Bois des Pendus.

Cheers !

8 comments:

  1. You just made my mouth water here at 8:44 in the morning!

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    1. It's 16h30 and I'm taking a break today, enjoying a Corne triple ;)

      I wish you a good and fresh beer this evening.

      Cheers

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  2. Bon sujet en plus on s'i connait en bières en Belgique ;)
    Salutations
    Vincent

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    1. Merci amigo,

      J'en garde une au frais pour toi ;)

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  3. "Mmmmmmmm!
    cela semble bon, mon ami!
    Allons tavernier, à boire pour tout le monde !!!!"

    hélas... l'histoire est moins délicieuse...
    J'adore connaitre des histoires qui racontent les noms de lieu parfois étranges.
    Merci!

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    1. Santé, mon ami.

      A bientôt,

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  4. Sounds delicious. As a brewer and a pilsner fan, I wouldn't mind looking out for this. Sadly, I doubt it will ever make it to the shores of New Zealand, where I live

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    1. Nice hobby you have, to be a brewer. Sure they will have some great beers in New Zealand.

      Maybe you will come to pay a visit in Belgium some day... ;)

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