Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold -- Nut brown beer, creamy beige head. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, malt, toasty notes. Flavor is fruity, malty-toasty notes, sugar, fruity tones and metallic hints, yeast in the background, some sweetness. Alcohol and dried fruit in the finish. Prickly carbonation. Simple, but balanced.
'Scene at the Inn' by Adriaen Brouwer. Brouwer (1605-1638) was a Flemish genre painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. He became a student of Frans Hals at Haarlem. His works are typically detailed and small, and often adopt themes of debauchery, drunkenness and foolishness in order to explore human emotions, expressions and responses to pain, fear and the senses. Both Rubens and Rembrandt owned a number of his works.
Adriaen Brouwer by Anthony van Dyck. Adriaen Brouwer (Oudenaarde, c. 1605 – Antwerp, January 1638) was a Flemish painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the first half of the 17th century. Brouwer was an important innovator of genre painting through his vivid depictions of peasants, soldiers and other 'lower class' individuals engaged in drinking, smoking, card or dice playing, fighting, music making etc. in taverns or rural settings.