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Cazeau Saison 5°

From Cazeau brewery

 
« A true seasonal beer, as refreshing as it should be! Taste it in the summer, sitting at a terrace table …  » Originally, season beer was a beer brewed before the summer and intended for summer-season farmhands. It had low alcohol content and a marked bitterness that made it really refreshing.
 
The brewery wanted to offer a truly seasonal Season with production limited in time.
 
As Laurent Agache’s parents had created a cottage-type aperitif based on fresh elder tree flowers, greatly appreciated for family festivities, the brewers have tried to use that flower for producing our Season.
 
The elder flower, combined with the Sterling hop, was wonderful right from the first tests: the bitterness of the hops underlined by the flower brought a new and really nice freshness.
 
The following year, shortly after the flowering of the elder tree, the Saison Cazeau was launched on the market.

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Cazeau Saison

Maneblusser Lente 6.5°

In spring you can enjoy Maneblusser Lente. This light blond beer is brewed with pilsner malt, wheat malt, oats and rye. It was seasoned with classics such as coriander, cumin and curaçao. The result? At the same time refreshing and full of character. Just like spring, it tastes mellow sweet, fruity and deliciously floral. Ideal to enjoy in the spring sun!
A little hazy yellow/golden colored beer. A nice white creamy head. Aroma of hop bitter, and strange for a blond beer, some notes of roasted malts. The taste has these notes also. the taste is malty and fruity with some sweet bitter notes in the back. A very good beer.
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Maneblusser Lente 6.5°

Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel Aged Project No. 8 Sauternes 12°

From Hof Ten Dormaal brewery.

A description of the delicate aroma resembles a journey through a tropical greenhouse, the floral and fruity scents, the taster induced response. Orange blossom, violets and honeysuckle go hand in hand with pear, peach, lime and mango. The complexity is complemented with notes of vanilla and clove and complemented by a notion of lavender. After this fresh bouquet comes the resounding of a pleasant and unexpected surprise. The onset of the beer is sweet and reminiscent of homemade marmalade, to be taken over by the alcohol and a refreshing spiciness.
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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel Aged Project No. 8 Sauternes 12°

Boon Oude Geuze BLACK LABEL 7°

Gold Medal World Beer Cup 2016
Aroma has plenty of citrus, slight floral, slight horseblanked, sligtht grass. Pretty darn tasty. The taste tart and funky with some citrus, goose berries, basement grapefruit, stable, apples and some wood. Carbonation is extremely high. Nice indeed! Wow this is really complex.

 

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Boon Oude Geuze BLACK LABEL 7°

Urthel Samaranth 11,5°

From De Leyerth brewery.

Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is a malty, full-bodied special Ale, brewed in a way that only Belgian Brewers can.

Clear toffee brown with ruby highlights and good off-white head. Subtle and pleasant caramel aroma. Fantastic palate – slightly creamy, very slightly sticky, plenty of body with excellent carbonation that is both mouthfilling and bright. Taste is of sweet bread crust, spiced bread, fruits, fruit bread, some bitterness, and brandy notes. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and the beer finishes between wet and dry, with a sure alcohol presence.

Urthel Samaranth 11,5°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1640-urthel-samaranth-115-13l.html

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Urthel Samaranth 11,5°

Bastogne Pale Ale 6°

 

From Bastogne brewery.

Pours a pale and hazy yellow color forming a medium and low persistent aired white head. Nice carbonation and full white head. Nice hoppy fruity, pinaple aroma. Tasty hop notes with light citrus tints, crispy, some grapefruit sweetness, fresh cut grass, light bitterness. Well balanced and a tasty surprise of the evening. Aftertate is hoppy, citrus, grass and some malts. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, good medium body and a light creamy texture. Very nice indeed!

Bastogne Pale Ale 6°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1620-bastogne-pale-ale-6-13l.html

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Bastogne Pale Ale 6°

Cazeau Tournay Noire 7.6°

From Cazeau brewery.

BEST STOUT 2014!!!
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. On the nose strong roasted malt aromas develop and support the development of barnyard mixed with bitter chocolate notes and slight coffee traces. Lightly fizzy with a nice slick texture further developping the bitter chocolate and coffee notes providing a full body. There is a very tasty roasted malt flavor with some candi sugar and subtle dry hop bitterness.Finish is smooth, nearly dry and exceeedingly pleasant.
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Cazeau Tournay Noire 7.6°

Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition 10,5°

From Van Steenberge brewery.

The Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition is a tribute to Jozef Van Steenberge and the 230th birthday of the brewery. This exclusive Gulden Draak combines the technology and the craftsmenship of the traditional brewing process. By letting the beer mature on whiskey barrels it gives it a distinctive and gental finish that you have never tasted before.

Pours cloudy amber orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a sweet fruity and quad-like, though with a touch of wood and whiskey-booze that make it less sharp. A dull, sweet flavor with light wood and whiskey character…slightly boozy and quite smooth. Very good. Pretty fresh and lively.

Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition 10,5°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1592-gulden-draak-the-brewmasters-edition-105.html 

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Gulden Draak The Brewmasters Edition 10,5°

3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 6°

From Drie Fonteinen brewery.

3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel is an assembly of 1,2 and 3 year old lambic. The popular term « doesjel » means doze off and refers to the secondary fermentation in the bottle that did not happen here. Doesjel has no foam and the authentic taste of lambic beer aged in oak barrels has a strong presence.
Clear golden with a white layer of head. Aromas of dust, cheesy funk, light mint and some rubber are what I could make out. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Lack of carbonation softens this considerably. Very enjoyable.

3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 6°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/home/1589-3-fonteinen-golden-doesjel-6-375-cl.html

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3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 6°

St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic 6.5°

From Van Honsebrouck brewery.

St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic pours a deep red that borders on purple witha trace light pink head. Aroma is dark cherries, sour, sweet rose, raspberry tart. Tastes of mildly tart kriek juice with light lactic sourness in the back, touch herbs, pits and metals in the back. Nice carbonation, fruit juice body. Not the most complex kriek or anything but a very enjoyable beer.

St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic 6.5°

Available at http://store.belgianshop.com/geuze-lambic-fruits/1588-st-louis-fond-tradition-kriek-lambic-65-375cl.html 

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St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic 6.5°