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.
A fruity blond beer with an explosion of citrus, resulting from dry-hopping with the American hops breed Cascade. In order to maintain the hoppy aroma as much as possible, the beer isn’t filtered. It is slightly cloudy and has a snow white head. It is served in a robust, accompanying glass. At the first international Belgian beer contest, the Brussels Beer Challenge, Armand Ter Dolen won a gold medal. The beer was created in honour of Ter Dolen’s co-founder Armand Desplenter, the father of current director Mieke Desplenter.
Hazy golden color, with nice white head. Aroma nice american hops, fruity. Medium body. Taste good fruits from the American hop, nice bitterness, dry end. Recommended.
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.
This historic event is being marked with the special release of Cuvée 800.
Brewed in the Cistercian Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Cuvée 800 is a special blond ale rich in authentic taste, roundness and complexity and also offers a subtle touch of hops. » Pours clear blonde, good white head. Smell is citrussy, yeast. Taste is fresh, bitter, very malty, mild citrus notes ( yet very clearly citrussy ) ok yeastyness, the scent mkes you expect way worse. Pretty ok in general. Bit sweet at the start maybe ( canfy-like aspects, pretty sure they’re from the hops ) but nothing really unbalanced.
Rodenbach Alexander was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbach’s 200th birthday and is now back by popular demand to the delight of beer lovers in Belgium and abroad. It is a blend of 2/3rd aged Rodenbach (100% 2 year aged beer) with 1/3rd younger ale, macerated with sour cherries. The natural flavour and taste of sour cherries brings a perfect match between the sour beer and the red fruit. Its aftertaste is reminiscent of a Burgundy wine and its freshness makes this beer the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to cheeses or dessert. Note: The 2016 version has the abv of 5.6%
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.
Created from a blend of Alsatian and US hops Sunny Baia is a session ale with a fruity hop character. Pours clear, deep burnished gold with a frothy, pure white head. Ripening citrus fruits in the aroma, some peach, gooey orange, dry pale bread. Light sweet flavour with notes of nectarine, more dry, pale bread, white grape, a little yeast, strawberry. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty well balanced in the finish, with more citrus fruits, subtle rindy bitterness, some melon, peach. Pretty solid overall.
GULDEN SPOOR IPA is a tall blond beer with a firm and clear head.
By using a wide range of Belgian hops this craft India Pale Ale is nothing less than a true leader in its class.
The alcohol content of the beer enhances the intensity of the pronounced hoppiness which gives an open palette of strong bitter tastes to soft fruity touches. The aroma has a round hoppiness ranging from fruity mango and citrus to spiciness with a peppery touch.
Gulden Spoor IPA therefore lends itself perfectly to culinary combinations with both meat and fish.
Clear dark blond to orange beer. The head was a white wispy affair with a full collar but no real depth. Decent blend of aromas and flavours: yeasty, malty and slightly spicy in nature. The taste also had a bitter hop undertone which gave the beer a balanced feel.