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Playfully, this blonde comes out of the corner. The glass smells of malt. You taste a fruity beer, a tad
sweet with a warm glow of alcohol, rounded off with a slightly bitter finish. This classic saw the
light in 1983, immediately our oldest top-fermenting beer, re-fermented in the bottle.
Sloeber, a range of 2 hearty beers, part of Belgium's century-old brewery Roman...
The story begins in 1545 with Joos Roman, who is in Mater, part of Oudenaarde, a sort of
had bed and breakfast called "The Clocke" along the trade route from Germany to France. There was
an inn, a farm, a flour mill, a malting plant and a brewery. Brewing beer at the time was
just one of the many activities that took place there; only later did it become the main activity of the
The current imposing buildings and courtyard date from 1930, around this time the Brewery was
Roman transformed into a limited liability company. Under Louis Roman's leadership, the
brewery from a primarily lager-producing business to one with a diversity
to speciality beers that resonated with a wider audience of beer lovers and often won awards
won in competitions. The introduction of Sloeber (1983), Ename Abbey beers (1990), Mater white beer
(1993), Black hole (2005) and Gentse Strop (2011) accelerated the growth of the
Today, the Brewery is run by 14th-generation Carlo and Lode Roman. With feeling
for tradition and an eye for innovation, they too take the art of brewing to the highest standard
With a mission to create the perfect taste sensation