This is a genuine local product, the raw materials of which come from the fertile soil of the plains of Waterloo. The beer captivates the taste buds and requires a strategic approach, but it’s not tricky because it can be discovered via its forefront of malts and wheat followed by its slightly rougher back taste, which is bitter without being invasive. Once conquered, expect setbacks, however, because it is very charming but also cunning: ’Bravery!’
This refreshing seasonal beer is brewed on the battlefield of Waterloo, at the Mont-Saint-Jean farm. Its colour is blonde-combined with its light and delicate foam, the beer provides a real sensation of freshness.
Golden hazy with good white creamy head. Spicy herbal aroma. Refreshing taste of some sourness with touch of sweet, followed by good remaining bitterness. Well remarkable coriander, citrusy and herbal notes.
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.
Affligem 1074 – 6.8°
Clear yellow golden color, small to average sized white head that leaves fair lacing. Smell is bit bitter ( spicy side ) , some sweetness . Some yeast character . ice taste at first, fresh and refreshing with apricot, some peach, orange, a touch of sourness and a kind of off-putting metalic finish that thankfully doesn’t last for long. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste.
Hazy golden with a small, lasting and lacy head. Aroma of caramel, yeast. Nice and fruity, what one expects from a belgian ale, plus some funky notes. Taste is yeasty, some peaches, again some of the funkiness, very bitter and especially on the aftertaste. Medium thick body, carbonation is high. Nice dryness on the palate. Overall another surprise, with unexpected bitterness. Great!
De Poes blond is an unfiltered blond high-fermentation beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle. The beer is fruity with a slight sense of alcohol at the back of the tongue. By using very high-quality bitterness and aroma hops, we ensure that the bitterness is well-balanced. The used herbs provide a pleasant freshness and the reference to flowers and citrus.
Clear golden with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with banana, peach, pear, honey, grain, slight spicy. Taste is medium sweet malty with banana and pears, very soft bitter, slight spicy. Finish is sweet with white bread, peach, pear, a touch of almond and alcohol. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
They love experimenting at the City Brewery! With multiple, sometimes slightly eccentric test brews as a result! Beers that are normally brewed only once and available for a limited time only. But Lost in Spice, the fourth test brew, just seemed to hit the nail on the head. And because it quickly earned such a loyal following, the brewery decided to make it a permanent fixture alongside the Bolleke, Triple d’Anvers and Wild Jo.
How did it all begin? The Master Brewer, Sven was completely Lost in Spice when instead of hops, he loaded our hop gun with spices. At which point dry hopping made way for “dry spicing” with ginger and cardamom. In addition, orange peel, coriander and lemon were also added to the mash tun, resulting in a refreshing, pithy blond beer of 5.2% alcohol with fruity notes of citrus and a spicy aftertaste. Lost in Spice lets you taste the sun all year round!
Voted the ‘Best Belgian Blond Beer of Wallonia’ in 2012. And one of the ‘Best Belgian Triples’ by the trade magazine Vino. Goliath is brewed according to the traditional method used by our ancestors with the finest malts and hops. With its rich balanced taste, Goliath triple is a source of vitality and strength that will delight the true beer connoisseur.
Ath, Belgium, the City of Giants, is famous for its annual Parade of Giants. Every year, Goliath – whose name is pronounced ‘Gouyasse’ in the local dialect – leads the parade. The Brasserie des Géants (Giants’ Brewery), in Ath, didn’t think long before naming its first brew ‘Gouyasse.’
Goliath is 9% alcohol by volume, a little more red in the face than your average tripel (almost an amber, really). It’s nicely balanced with a bracing hop note versus a solid malt wallop. Goliath is the only Tripel in Belgium that is all-malt – without any sugar or other additives in. (Everyone else uses some sugar to ‘thin out’ their Tripels, which gives them alcohol, without the body that you normally get from malt.) . That means Goliath starts out a bit sweeter than some… But over time, as the live yeast in the bottle do their work. It gets drier and more punchy. The first batch, after about half a year in the bottle, is about where we want it, but it will probably become a greater beer as time goes by. We recommend that you check in on Goliath every once in a while.
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.
Pours rather clear blonde, good white head. Smell is fruity, some malts, bit sweet. Taste is very remotely bitter, mild yeastyness. Fruity sidenote, not really hoppy, perhaps it’s more of a combo-thing between the hops, malts and yeasts used. Agreeable body and carbo. Refreshing in a way.
Cloudy orange color; giant creamy head. Fantastic malty and hoppy aroma full of friutesters. Moderate bitter flavor. Really specey fantastic complex. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.