Archives par étiquette : Belgium

Sainte Hélène Black Mamba 4.3°

From Sainte Hélène brewery.

English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.
Very dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, stable, pretty adhesive. Has a dark roast aroma with some burnt sugar and definite citrus poking through. Nice flavor if slightly thin. Lightly sweet with some roast, light plastic, burnt cocoa, and some burnt citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Burnt roast malt finish, with some wood, scorched earth, cocoa, mild citrus and grass. Easy drinker, lots of flavor. Good stuff.
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Sainte Hélène Black Mamba 4.3°

Het Nest Four Aces Barley Wine 9°

From Het Nest brewery.

Little hazy amber to orange beer, creamy irregular solid yellow head, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is malt, caramel, ripe citrus, orange, candied fruits, dried stone fruits, fruity hops, touch of pine, mild syrupy. Flavour is sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Good balance between fruity hops, dried stone fruits and sweet malty caramel. Bit syrupy, orange, candied. Very nice.
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Het Nest Four Aces Barley Wine 9°

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

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°

Bootjesbier 7°

Beer Tribute to the famous Antwerp Red Star LIne, this ’transatlantic’ Amber-Red ale is a ’beer-bridge’ between Belgium and the US, and is a fusion of typical Belgian Brewing tradition with US Craft Influences. The Bootjestbier Brewed using only malts (4 types) without any added sugar, generous yet balanced in Belgian and US aromatic hops, finished with Ginger and Coriander. A mild and balanced, highly drinkable yet complex ale. Rated World’s Best Pale Ale at World Beer Awards 2016, after winning numerous silver and bronze medals at other contests.
Clear amber with nice off white head that leaves some minuscule bubbles. Aromatic-hoppy, citrusy-tropical nose with mild spiciness and caramely malt. Flavor is very aromatic-hoppy with both herby and tropical hops, a slight gingery spiciness in the finish, and toffee-caramely maltiness. Well balance between fruity sweetness and the bitterness from the spices. The finish is light dry and bitter.

 

Bootjesbier 7°

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Bootjesbier 7°

Rince Cochon Red 7.5°

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. Probably, one of the most beautiful glasses.

Rince Cochon Red:  

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Rince Cochon Red 7.5°