First place for La Trappe Blond
"This year it has been more difficult than ever to win a medal in the European Beer Star," says Oliver Dawid, CEO of Private Brauereien Bayern, which has been organizing this competition since 2003. With 2,103 beers from 44 countries, the competition for one of the most sought-after prizes in the international brewing world recorded a record number of entries. This makes our award all the more impressive: Our La Trappe Blond won the gold medal in the Belgian-Style Blonde Ale category at European Beer Star 2016!
The European Beer Star gets its high international reputation from the 124-strong jury of experts, who assess the beers in a blind tasting according to the same purely sensory criteria as the consumer: colour, smell, flavour, aromatic profile and overall impression.