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doppen beer, noun phrase

Origin:
Dutch, EnglishShow more Dutch doppen husks + English beer.
obs. except in historical contexts
A light, inferior wine made by fermenting the husks of pressed grapes in water.
Note:
Formerly used as a wine for labourers.
1862 Abstracts in Stat. Law of Cape of G.H. p.xxviiConfiscation of tobacco privately imported. Against making doppen beer. Against making spruce beer.
1983 Flying Springbok Apr. 27C. de Bosdari, in his Wines of the Cape describes the trouble taken by Hendrick Cloete in preparing new barrels — a process that took a couple of months of washing, sulphuring, steaming and seasoning with ‘doppen beer’ and pure Constantia wine.
A light, inferior wine made by fermenting the husks of pressed grapes in water.

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