Discover the little sister of the Rince Cochon, brewed for a long time under the name of “The Rince Cochon”, the Rince Cochon Rouge (Red) is today brewed by Haacht in Belgium. This beer is very different from the blond version, since this new Rince Cochon is flavored with red fruit, pours a red color and wears a reworked label on red tones. The character of this beer lies in its dark pink colour reminiscent of red fruit. However, compared to most fruity beers, this one isn’t light and features an ABV of 7.5%. The whole is topped by a thick, long-lasting and slightly pink head. It challenges the nose with fruity aromas that one can try to guess. The presence of alcohol is obvious. In the mouth, the flavours are sweet and fruity with notes of strawberries, cherries (the beer is produced with cherry juice) and raspberries. One can also sense the presence of hops, barley and malt. Do not wait any longer and try this fruity beer amazingly strong for a beer of that kind, you can even pour it in its special Red Beer Glass.
« Kastaar is an authentic beer, balancing on a harmony of taste and colour, between pale and dark, between sweet and bitter and spirited, subtile and complex. The ideal refreshment because of his lower alcohol content and his fruity taste and flavour. A real K-Star from our scale, a strong fellow (meaning of Kastaar)full of allurement and very charming, with his specific Kastaarglass it has brought us a lot of pleasure during serveral decennia.
Colour : balancing between dark and pale
Taste Description : fruity-fresh with a trace of young herbs and beeryeast and a touch of coriander. Technical description :
Alcohol : 5,5 vol.%,
Degrees Plato : 13 PL°
Serving temperature : between 5° – 8°C
Type : high fermentation brew with refermentation in the bottle »
Rebelse Strop 6.9°
The brewers decided to take a different approach with Rebelse Strop. In particular, they opted for a fairly unusual and stubborn yeast variety: Brett. This obstinate variety causes the beer to continue developing over the course of time. Along with dry hopping, where the hops are added in the fermentation phase, this feature gives the beer a splendid aroma and a fantastic taste.
Tasting Nose/aromas: Earthy aromas merge into a light fruity smell. Flavour: The unruly Brett yeast causes the taste of the beer to keep developing long after bottling. Rebelse Strop that is rather young gets a more complex flavour: fruity, hopbitter and with a subtle acidity. In time, Rebelse Strop gets a slightly softer, rounder flavour.
Arthur’s Legacy 06. Belle Hélène 7°
This beer has been released by the fruit master Filip Sneppe and he is extremely proud of this brew! Filip Sneppe: “Bewed with fruit, home grown Belgian pears and a subtle hint of cinnamon this beer is a must try.” “Why pear, you may wonder?” Ask Hélène. Join the legacy. Pretty clear golden body with a white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, moderate yeasty, sweet yeast, bubble gum, pear, alcohol, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, bubble gum, sweet malt, sweet yeast, cake – cookie, pear, cinnamon. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.
Eutropius Oscar Blond 6.6°
Years before the startup of the brewery the brewers of Eutropius started their own home brewery. The brand ‘Oscar’, first a beer with no name, was the first beer that was succesfull. In competitions between friends who also brewed at home Oscar was mostly considered the best beer. Therefore the name Oscar was chosen, after the prestigious movie price. Blond brew with a white topping. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, moderate hoppy, grass, green grass, light yeasty, phenol. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, grass, green grass, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Saison Voisin 5°
Voted the ‘Best Belgian Amber of Wallonia’ in 2012.
SAISON VOISIN has been brewed since 1884 according to the original recipe – it’s a truly local beer of the lands. It is characterised by its hoppy taste (40 EBU) and a lovely amber finish. Saison Voisin will throws you back to the harvests of yesteryear.
Pours hazy golden, almost copper coloured with a large white head. Aroma has spices, some saison funk, oranges, malts and some fruitiness. Taste has spices, some malts, bit flowery with some fruitiness and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and over medium carbo. Decent saison.
Val-Dieu Cuvée Spéciale 800 ans 5.5°
This historic event is being marked with the special release of Cuvée 800.
Brewed in the Cistercian Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Cuvée 800 is a special blond ale rich in authentic taste, roundness and complexity and also offers a subtle touch of hops. » Pours clear blonde, good white head. Smell is citrussy, yeast. Taste is fresh, bitter, very malty, mild citrus notes ( yet very clearly citrussy ) ok yeastyness, the scent mkes you expect way worse. Pretty ok in general. Bit sweet at the start maybe ( canfy-like aspects, pretty sure they’re from the hops ) but nothing really unbalanced.
SCASSENES 1830 LE ROI – Brune 10°
Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1662-scassenes-1830-le-roi-brune-10-13l.html
Bière de Garde whose complex taste better with time. Its high alcohol content, 10%, gives it back warm mouth, light and tasty. Note coffee and slightly woody.
La Cantinière 5.5°
Brewed to celebrate the 200 years of walking Daussois and pay tribute to the walkers between the Sambre and Meuse, La Cantinière is not a simple blond … Refreshing, halfway between Pils high quality and abbey beer, La Cantinière characterized by its fruitiness and bitterness on the finish.