Hedonis Ouwen Duiker 7°

From Contreras brewery.

Hazy yellow colour with a small to medium sized white head. Aroma: fruity, some peaches, citrus, grapefruit, ripe summer fruits, grains and malts. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste is white sugar, weed, bitter and grass. The complexity of this beer is in the mouthfeel and the balance between sweet and bitter. Sweetness gives a round full mouthfeel like a tripel. The bittering touch gives a nice lingering aftertaste. Well made.
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Hedonis Ouwen Duiker 7°

De Dochter van de Korenaar Sans Pardon 11°

 Very dark brown to black color, medium to full sized a bit creamy light brown head that lasts forever and leaves fair to good lacing. Smell: roasted malt, coffee notes and small chocolate finish. Taste: the palate is nice for 11 ABV the beer is not so oily and quiet easy drinkable(if you like the style). Good density on mouth not so oily and not so watery. Good caramel and roasted malt taste. Aftertaste: roasted malt and coffee notes. A very nice beer, for sure.
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De Dochter van de Korenaar Sans Pardon 11°

Airborne Blond 9°

From Bouillon Brewery.

Bastogne Airborne Blond 9° – 1/3L
Traditional blond beer, unfiltered, re-fermented in bottle. It is based on a recipe from the « Brasserie Lamborelle ».
A blond beer of 9% with a beautiful golden brilliance second-fermented in the bottle. It is characterised by a creamy white head., compact, with aromas of barley and hops, a prolonged bitterness and well balanced. Its taste continues to develop and becomes rounder and more mature with time.
An exceptional beer must have an exceptional glass …but not in that case. No glass, but the famous “Airborne Helmet”!!!
Taste this beer and you are won over straight away.

Airborne Blond 9°

Available at: http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/2110-bastogne-airborne-blond-9-13l.html

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Bastogne Airborne Blond 9° – 1/3L

Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 (Bourbon) 11,5°

From Moorgat brewery.

Beer aged in oak bourbon barrels – The captivating taste evolution is due to two important factors. The oak barrel, charred on the inside, delivers smoky and vanilla flavours. The wood is infused with the original bourbon, which delivers sensational flavour development with caramel notes. – 6 months barrel aged – Barrel material American oak. Four Roses and Buffalo Trace barrels.
Huge, dense, light-yellow head, resistant, over bright orange-caramel coloured beer. Bourbon, alcohol, intense vanilla, cedarwood; sweet nose, enhanced by the alcohol. Sharpish caramel flavour, with lots of vanilla especially retronasal, cypress, ripe pears. Classical Duvel-flavour in the background, pretty dry still. Backthroat serious alcoholheat; good carbonation, certainly seen the barrel aging. Very slick to oily MF, at least medium bodied.

Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 (Bourbon) 11,5°

 
 
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Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 (Bourbon) 11,5°

Wilderen Cuvée Clarisse 9.2°

From Wilderen brewery.

This ruby-red beer with a warming alcoholic content has a seductive aroma, with tastes of licorice and a touch of caramel. On the tongue, lush malting accents and soft fruits blend fruit, rounded by a spicy spice.
This delicious tasting beer will appeal to many beer lovers.
Aroma of raisins, pear, liquorice, spices, apple and a bit malty. Taste is very sweet with a medium bitter to it. Finish is spicy, bitter and metallic. Notes of fruits, spices, candied sugar, coriander. Texture is oily with lively carbonation.
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Wilderen Cuvée Clarisse 9.2°

Affligem 1074 – 6.8°

From Affligem/ De Smedt ( Henneken) brewery.

Pours rather clear blonde, good white head. Smell is maltsyrup, sweet, some sugars. Clear notes of citrus, followed by a fresh fruity character with banana hints. The malt gives soft notes of sweet bread and nuts. Finishing on fresh and light bitter notes.
Affligem is brewed in an abbey established in 1074 A.D. that was forced to close its doors five times, due to destruction or the political climate. And still they brew beer, having remained open since 1886. In the 1950s, the monks turned operations over to an independent brewery, hence Affligem is known as an Abbey Ale because it is brewed in an abbey, but not by the monks themselves. But the recipes and, techniques and traditions remain the same.
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Affligem 1074 – 6.8°

Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016

 
On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of black tea, jasmine and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, mocha and Cognac aromas as well as the empyreumatical notes. This edition boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Bleue and Cognac. For this second batch, a mixture of barrels has been used. 38% of French oak – second utilization 22% of American oak – second utilization 22% of new cognac barrels 18% of new chestnut.

Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016

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Chimay “Grande Réserve” Barrel Aged – Cognac 2016