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.
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.
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.
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 Urthel Samaranth finishes between wet and dry, with a sure alcohol presence.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pours clear and golden orange with a nice white head. The main taste is bitter and besides that there isn’t much else. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate spicy. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Solid brew!