Bastogne Pale Ale 6°
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!
Vleteren Bruin 12° Oak Barrel Aged
Pours a very dark brown coloured beer, with a light beige head on top, almost two fingers in size, thick enough, with average retention and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma is dried fruit, honeyed caramel, light grape and port notes, vanilla, dark rum soaked bread, drier barrel elements. Taste is caramel and fruity port, dark toffee, yeast and honey, spicy bitterness, finishing with light chocolate and brown sugar. Smooth, medium heavy body. Pretty nice.
De La Senne Brusseleir Zwet Ipa 8°
Pours a translucent orange amber with a creamy off white head. Extremely lively beer, not just in the pour but throughout. Deep dark brown with a lasting head, it’s got the palate of a fizzy blonde. The aroma is very understated, with mild funk. While one expects a very rich dark fruit and spice profile from a Belgian winter, this one strikes me as almost a cross between Dupont’s Avec des Bon Voeux and a slightly tart Belgian black. The flavor is never allowed to move beyond fruity due to the high hop factor. The finish is bittered well yet balanced. Balance is it’s best attribute. Equinox inherently wants to go fruitbomb but the strict hop bittering wont let it. A superb brew with a refined disposition. Highly recommended.
Monsieur Rock 6.6°
A traditional beer made with modern techniques. Bottle fermentation and dry hopped beer. Bottle-fermented and dry-hopped, Monsieur Rock is a bottom-fermented beer brewed using traditional methods by Jean-Marie Rock, a master brewer with almost 40 years’ experience. Monsieur Rock is a blond beer with a 6.6% alcohol content. It is brewed using just 4 ingredients: Pilsner malt, aromatic hops, water, and a specially selected bottom-fermenting yeast. This very low-temperature, bottom-fermented beer is produced using the same methods as were used to make certain special beers more than 40 years ago, making it a traditional beer brewed using modern techniques. The fermenting period lasts for over a week, and the beer matures in the maturation tank at a low temperature in the presence of aromatic hops. A specific yeast strain is used for bottle fermentation.
Seef Bier – 6.5°
Global Craft Beer Award 2014 1st
World Beers Awards Europe GOLD
Winner of Gold Medal at World Beer Cup 2012
Hazy yellow color, with a large, creamy, white head. Nice flavor, some good funk tones, sweaty socks, light sweetness, light dry dough, fine hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy, light lemon citrus, subtle dough and sweaty funk. It feels like a succesfull relation between a German wheatbeer and a belgian blonde. Nice and special.
NEW !!!! The Belgian Red Devils Fan Shop at BelgianShop.
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)
For this 2014 edition, the brewers have selected Mosaic. This new US hop variety enhances the beer with a tangerine sweetness, hints of tropical fruit and an interesting blueberry flavour.
Clear pale golden, medium white head. Fruity aroma with passion fruit and mango, some peppery notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Liked the 2013 edition, those aroma hops did blend very well with the typical Duvel taste.
Reinaert Tripel 9°
Golden colour with small partcles floating around, huge beige fluffy head, which leaves nice lacing. Aroma is strong fruits along with some slight acidicness. Flavour is acidic fruits along with slight hints of yeast and alcohol. Also quite much honey and sweet candy in it. Aftertaste remains mainly alcoholic and fruity with a touch of spices. Quite interesting beer.
The new beer added today: Vicaris Quinto 5
A hazy yellow, colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus, hop noets and a little honey. The taste is dry pleasant, grassy with hop bitters. The aftertaste is fresh sweet with nice bitter tones.