Pours a clear pale with big, fluffy white head that lingers. As if to accentuate the looks, a lemony smell, some pale malts presence. Aroma vontains hay, resin, lemon, grape, raisin, appleand spices like pepper. Flavor starts off light acidic, to go to sweet and to finish in light bitterness. Drinks pretty decent.
Gruut Inferno 8.5°
Pours brown with a big beige head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish to caramelish. Some ripe fruits like apples and peach are present. Flavor is quite sweet and malty. Roasted and bitter dry finish. Good beer, although a bit thin for a quadrupel.
Fort Lapin Quadrupel 10°
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized, frothy white head.The aroma has very strong notes of fruit, both mango and peaches, grapes, and oranges, on a sweet back ground… And with light spicy notes of cinnamon – a very complex aroma. The flavor is very sweet with an alcohol, that attacks right from the start combined with a weird spicy note that mixes in with the complex fruity notes – again mango and peaches are very evident. Great mouthfeel that ends up with a warm feeling.
La Mère Noël 8.4°
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Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins – 5.5°
The beer Cuvée des Jacobins is unblended old lambic, aged for at least 18 months in (French) oak barrels from the cognac region. These oak barrels are called ’Foeders’ in Dutch. It has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticated with a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer. Pours an intense ruby red, with a very small pink head which slowly fades, but leaves good lacing. Nose is sour cherry and balsamic vinegar. Taste follows the nose. A delightful sour lambic.